I’m a 27 years old male from India suffering from ulcerative colitis since past 5 years . I was diagnosed with severe pancolits in Decemeber 2008.
Some more about me:
I love traveling and eating good food.
I have about 10 bowel movements per day with no blood. I have lost a lot of weight in last 5 years. I feel fatigued and have hardly get a good night sleep due to motions.
Should I Opt For Surgery?
Hi fellow UC`ers,
I am 27 year old male from India suffering from pancolitis since past 5 years.
I was diagnosed with UC right before I was about to leave for the US for my MBA. I did not realize the how bad my situation was until my second month in the US. Being in college and away from my family I was not take my meds properly and use to drink excessively even though I use to visit the the loo about 10 times a day. My doctor prescribed me predinsone to get inflammation under control. Unaware of its side effects I took it regularly for about 1 years. I regret my two months spent abroad in Germany where I would just pop predmets everyday just so that I could party.Needless to say that I developed AVN in both thighs and had to undergo core decompression operation last year.
I have been on asacol , predinsone and azoran but nothing seems to be working for me. I was taken off of azathioprine because it resulted in acute pancreatitis. I have looked into SCD diet but being an Indian I think it is very difficult to follow it. My doctors have suggested me remicade but I am not to keen on it due to side effects. I have tried various alternative medicines but nothing seems to be working for me. My question is what exactly happens after surgery?
I am currently having 8-10 stools a day with no blood. People say that they still have 6 bowel movments a day after surgery. Is it worth it? Do you still have urgencies or you can control your bowel movements?
Will I be able to gain weight after surgery? I have lost almost 20 kgs in last 5 years?
What are the diet restrictions after surgery?
I am bit of drinker…Will I be able to drink moderatly after a year or so…?
Is there any other alternative you guys can suggest?
written by Pranav
submitted in the colitis venting area