NeNe205...Awesome to hear you're recovering well from your surgery!
Why exactly were you not a candidate for the j-pouch except for being over 50? Will you be a candidate for another type of surgery except for having only the ostomy?
I can't imagine the hell after surgery when an epidural doesn't work...OMG!! Did they at least give you any pain meds once you woke up?
It's a relief to hear your family is supportive...you'll need that. Yes, I can imagine the life change effects from having the surgery..and as you said..it's better than living with the fear of cancer.
I hope you improve steadily.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!