A Quick Update For Those Who Are Interested

A Quick Update For Those Who Are Interested


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…



21 thoughts on “A Quick Update For Those Who Are Interested

  1. Which medication are you trying?
    I’m sorry to hear about the polyps.
    Were your symptoms mostly pain after eating?
    I’ve been battling these intestinal bleeds for a few years now. They only last a few days and my doctor finally said I needed a colonoscopy but with the risk of any anesthesia and easy dislocations of my joints due to my muscle disease it is such a hard call. BUT knowing you had some precancerous polyps makes me rethink this. Thanks for your post. I’m so sorry you’ve gone through so much. I hope the medication helps you

    1. I’m not sure the name of the medication. I’ve been traveling so much I just take what Evelina gives me. It is working quickly though and I feel much better of the last 2 days.

  2. I’m going through a similar problem. Medication causes stomach pain and acid reflux. It would be nice to be pain free again but I think we just have to keep persevering to find something that works. I’ll be hoping for you Danny.

  3. On a good note, if it is indeed cancerous (the colon) then surgery is the only thing necessary to bring about a cure, and the probability of a ling life (a healthy one) is enormous. My Mother has colon cancer, had surgery to remove about five feet of intestine as well, and lived another 30 years pain free and eating vindaloo for pete’s sake!

  4. I had my rectum, and sigmoid colon removed due to a large cancer tumor 18 years ago. I now have a permanent colostomy. Let me reassure you it is No Big Deal!! So if that is a possibility for you do not hesitate to carry on and get it done if need be. I hope you will be able to succeed without surgery and with the medication and the polyps will continue to just be polyps. If you want to chat more about this with me, a survivor, just message me any time.

  5. Sorry to hear, Danny. But glad you have a new medication to try. I hope it helps, and you’ll be able to eat the foods you enjoy without the pain. Sending you good thoughts!!

  6. I was just sent to your blog via Cee over at The Cove, and want to wish you well with your new medication and diet. Chronic illness is scary. I can relate. Your positivity is beautiful and inspiring. Be well and Grab all today has to offer. 😊

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