Reply to "Elective surgery??"

Aimc posted:

KH1988, did you get a consult with a surgeon yet. Make sure you do your homework on him. Not a lot of the colorectal surgeons do j pouches. Not sure why they call it elective surgery, it saved my life. My GI told me it was time for me to start thinking about losing my colon. Let us know how it all comes out

Aimc, I have an appt with a surgeon on April 10. I had to ask my GI to refer me...he didn’t really want to but did anyways. He wants me to try entyvio first but I’m just hesitant. The biologics scare me. I had serum sickness to remicaid. I told him I wanted to consult a surgeon first before thinking about entyvio.

I don’t know what the surgeons going to say!? He may think I’m not “sick” enough for surgery. That’s what I meant by elective. I would prefer surgery over biologics at this point in my life, even though I’m not severely sick. I will definitely keep you all posted!

thanks for your replies!

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