My doctor is now recommending he goes back in to finish the job by removing the rectum and anus which I assume includes the sphincter muscles.
Sana, I am 30 years old and have had ulcerative colitis coming up to 11 years and considering colitis surgery as all medications tried have been unresponsive to my body. I’m outgoing hardworking and love shopping. Currently I am on mecaptapurine and have had my third infusion of Infliximab which has made no difference at […]
While I was pregnant with my last child, at around 16 weeks I started noticing blood in my stool. I talked to my ob/gun about it but since I was having no pain we put it off as internal hemorrhoids. After my daughter was born (Aug 2014) I was still having blood but I ignored […]
Aftermath: G’day everyone, it’s Matt again. Just thought I’d update you all on how I’ve been going in the past 12 months. I just remember finding that every story I read while I was undergoing all my treatment for UC never had a true ending. Once people had recovered from surgery or treatment, they seemingly […]
Intro: I’m a 46 yr old father of two who was diagnosed with UC back in 2002. I have lived with it for at least 14 years until 2014, when I was diagnosed with colon cancer and had a complete colectomy. Now life is different, but amazingly great. And I’d like to share my story. […]
Intro: I was first diagnosed with UC at the age of 24. I tried it all ..including 5 blood transfusions, week long stays at the hospital and finally got a blood clot in my left lung. Decision made to have j-pouch surgery in 2001. Some more about me: I am the eternal “I’m Fine” girl! […]
Raw Data: Age/Gender: 21 years/Male Diagnosis: Severe Ulcerative Colitis (officially diagnosed April 24, 2012 – age 19) Treatment: Medications (15 months) then surgery. Main Medications (highest dosage): Prednisone (50mg) 6-mercaptopurine (100mg) 5-ASA/Mezavant/Asacol (4.8g) Metronidazole (500mg/3x daily) Procedures: Colonoscopy (2), EDG, sphincterotomy Surgeries: Laprascopic proctocolectomy + ileo-anal J-pouch construction + loop ileostomy (July 2013) Loop ileostomy closure (October 2013) Laparotomy […]
After several years of ulcerative colitis I had one option left which was surgery and I’m glad to have made it.
Intro: I”m Bryan a 34 year old from Baltimore Maryland I am married no kids yet. I have had UC for 16 years. I was diagnosed when I was about 19 and things haven’t been good since. I have had so many colonoscopies and tests I lost count My Story: I have a couple things […]
Intro: Diagnosed with pancolitis in 2005 Failed all meds and diets Two step j pouch surgery in 2010 I am now UC free…I love my J pouch! Some more about me: I’m 45 years old, married with two great boys ages 11 and 13. I love the beach, walking my dog, reading, tv, and spending […]