Posted 10/19/2020 8:48 AM (GMT -8)
I had my (1st of 3) j-pouch surgeries in February 2018. Before surgery I was in really rough shape and had no luck with medication (even prednisone). Because of my cancer history, my Dr’s steered me away from most the biologics. They put me on Entyvio because it was considered safer. Unfortunately, after several infusions/ months, I saw no improvement. By the time they told me Entyvio had failed, I was so sick I was almost looking forward to surgery. Most people have good results with biologics and go into a sweet remission with them. While my life is a thousand times better now then when I was suffering with UC, I’m glad I at least tried biologics before deciding to go forward with surgery. All of us have to make our own choice. I would just recommend getting as educated as you can about all your options. That might include finding a really qualified surgeon to talk to.