@RunJerRun — ohhhhhhhhh maaaaaan ... Mile 19! 😂
That’s a super helpful comparison, actually. I’ve somehow shambled my way through a few mile 19s so at least I know I can do it. Sucks, but I can plow through—so much the better with this new way of thinking about
Question for all surgery peeps: I’ve been so bad the past couple months that I’ve dropped all physical activity. I’ve been thinking, in my prednisone high, that I’m going to really focus on some core work over the next couple months (nothing aggressive, some planking workouts and yoga is probably all I’ve got in me), with the hope that having a good strong core going into potential surgery could be a benefit for recovery, especially navigating movement with incisions, etc. Is that magical thinking? Will it not make a difference?
I’ve thought about
my proximity to Hopkins, but traveling any significant distance for this is going to be extra stress—we’ve got an old pup with health problems who can’t be boarded and is extremely (medically, physiologically) sensitive to any disruption. Me being gone for a week is going to be bad enough, but both my husband and I gone will probably be a medical emergency for her and I won’t be able to chill if I’m stressing about
pup health. My docs are at VCU, which has a solid IBD program and two good colorectal surgeons—one who focuses on j-pouch. Provided my consult with her goes well and their aftercare program seems reasonable, I’ll probably stay local-ish.
Dx: 5/17/17; flaring since 3/2018
Rx: Lialda 1.2gx4, Uceris (sometimes), Humira (fail), Xeljanz (did not tolerate)
Current: pred, Remicade (1/15).
Post Edited (Celeriac) : 1/16/2019 7:23:53 AM (GMT-7)