I am not that well versed about
Humira from a personal point of view. My Godchild's very good friend has suffered with a very acute case of UC for a number of years. She is probably 30 with several small children. Surgery was imminent and Humira was prescribed as a last resort after not responding to many other medications prior to that. This gal suffered very badly - don't know how she raised babies like many here on this forum - has a husband with a very demanding high profile job so she is home alone alot raising the children. He is a wonderful husband, father and provider but can't be there much to help her burden.
She is doing amazingly well and the surgery topic is off limits - or at least for now. She definitely has UC and not Chrons from what I am told.
60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided ulcerative colitis now & fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 July 07 starting to feel somewhat normal 75mg Imuran 40 mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night.