KS, thanks for sharing. I read the thread you posted, and it was encouraging. I’m so scared of having another chronic disease, because my mind translates that to feeling like I did with UC.
I just wanted to point out that it’s not another disease, you still have an IBD. Even people who have their colon removed still have UC, they don’t remove it from your chart. Surgery is not curative, it is just symptom relief.
All 3 of us agree that we are better off with pouchitis than dealing with our former UC symptoms.
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