A Quick Update For Those Who Are Interested…
I visited another doctor last week to get a second opinion on my Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis and to get a stronger course of treatment. This doc is a top digestive physician in the U.S. and he prescribed a medication that I began last night which should get all of my symptoms under control. It should also allow me to return to a relatively normal eating regimen.
Over the last few weeks I have attempted to add new foods to my diet, but each time I do I develop stomach spasms or digestive issues which causes tremendous pain. Because of this I have been sticking to mashed potatoes, turkey or chicken, green beans, Nugo bars, water, eggs and grits. I have 1 cup of 1/2 caf coffee in the morning. The doctor believes the new medication should allow me to begin eating normally again which is something I am excited about experiencing.
There is one huge downside to all of this and it is a development that hit me out of left field. I had 5 polyps removed during my procedure back in April and all 5 were pre-cancerous which has my doctor on alert. According to him there is an outside chance that they have to remove the part of my colon that has the inflammation. This would solve the UC and cancer problems, but I would live without a large part of my colon. I’m not overly excited about the possibility although he assures me I would live a normal life.
The idea that I could be facing a cancer battle isn’t appealing to say the least. Any time a doctor uses the big “C” word they have my full attention, especially as it relates to the colon. At any rate, Evelina and I are withholding any reaction until we have more info from my next procedure which will allow the doctor to get a better idea of what is going on.
Until then I’ll keep taking this one pill each morning and hope for the best!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday…