Hi Red:) how are you anyway? Linda will not be going on holidays unfortunatly. They leave on Friday and there are 1o people all going. My sister didn't want to leave her but Linda would be really upset if my sister doesn't go. I didn't get over to see her today but i was able to contact her. She has been started on Aziathroprine and imuran and i think the pharmacist was coming around to explain all the side effects.
I couldn't believe that she was not already on these drugs as she has been so ill. How long does it take these drugs to work? Is it true that they can take up to 6 months? She had another ultrasound last night and a colonoscopy and they believe that the inflammation has started to respond to the massive amount of steroid drip she is on.
Is there any other things she could be doing to promote healing quickly.I'm really worried that she may need surgery,and i'm sure she would try anything to prevent this.What supplements do Crohnies take, are they different from us UCers.
My sister said that my advice and knowledge has been a great help and that i have helped her more than the docs. This forum has taught me so much and i am so lucky to have you all as friends. Its great that our experience and knowledge can be passed on to others with IBD'S.
iF ANYONE HAS ANY OTHER ADVICE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
THANK YOU ALL
PS.I'M GOINGTO SEE HER TOMORROW AND I'LL BE TELLING HER ALL about OUR GREAT SITE HERE. WHEN SHE GETS OUT I'M SURE SHE WILL WANT TO JOIN THE CROHNS FORUM HERE. SHE WILL BE ABLE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS,