Diagnosed: 20 years ago in 2000
Surgery: 2007 I had a colostomy bag fitted / reveresed 9 months later
2019 I had another major op with a section removed
Medication: Azathioprine and 10 years of Infliximab - currently just Aza
Thought I'd give the main headlines above - it's a shame we can't all do the same in a signature to give a quick insight into each of our unique cases, unless I'm missing the option?
I had another surgery at the end of last year after becoming severly ill after being pretty stable with 10 years on infliximab.
So 3 months after surgery (which was a year ago at the end of the month, bonkers!) The plan was to resume Aza and a biologic, which one exactly was to be decided. I asked what the decision was behind starting a biologic and the choice of which one...the consultant then went and ask a more senior consultant who suggested we just start Aza, have a colonoscopy in 6 months and then make a decision...
So colonoscopy is clear but I'm confused if I should continue as is or start a biologic as well as an extra layer of defense... obviously I'll be seeking their guidance but what would you do?
It's easy to think of medication whether that's tablets/intravenous/injection as a good positive thing...but they all do come with their own side effects which makes every decision so difficult to make.
Hope everyone is doing well 😀