side note, has anyone wondered why they get put in a type of artificial colon? i know the reason why they cannot put in a new colon, but i wonder why they cant create a colon made from a strong enough material that acts as a colon.
much easier said than done though i guess.
Why do that when you can have a j-pouch made of your own flesh. Anything artificial would require using long-term immune suppressants. I am off all drugs at the moment and i wouldn't want to take anything to have an artificial colon. It's just not worth it. 5 BMs a day, or a bunch of pills and deal with doctors, drug costs, prescript
ions... I'll take the extra trips to the toilet. I can do it when I am in there peeing. I think the problem is that the biologics don't work for everyone, and the people they do work for, tend not to have success forever. At a certain point it comes down to, would you rather have surgery now, or in ten years? I'd just do it now if it were me. Barring a cure coming along, but I don't think it's going to come about
anytime too soon. Everything is just another treatment. Long term, expensive, pocket-padding (or draining) treatment.
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