Dr. S. has been gradually evolving his terminology; at first he'd say pouchitis, then it was chronic pouchitis, and now he refers to it as Crohn's. The name that he uses to describe it doesn't matter to me, I have what I have and I'm okay with it. I may be going out on a limb but I think that I'm doing better than most J-pouchers, I am very regular and go 3 times a day like clockwork and I eat whatever I want. The only exception(big) is that I need to take medication for my j-pouch were as others don't.
I will have a new congressman come January, we threw the other one out for being a bigot and voting to take away healthcare from millions of Americans. The polls said that healthcare was the number 1 voting issues in our district. We warned Congressman Faso ahead of time but he refused to listen.
My new/future congressman is great; he graduated Colgate, Harvard Law, and is an Oxford Rhode Scholar. Since winning he has gone around the district holding town halls asking for voters feedback.
I have to book a double scope with Dr. S, I've been putting it off. I need an upper because I have acid reflux. The meds aren't working 100% for it. No pain, just a cough from it.
I'm sorry to hear about
your periodontal issues, my father has them too. Since starting all of these UC meds I've tried to take really good care of my teeth.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226