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Thank you. I don't know how I got it there either...kind of embarassing to have that there, but I know you all probably do not care, lol. My surgeon said it can just show up there and me having IBD and all the immunosuppressing meds may be why it hasn't just stayed away like it would for most people. It doesn't give me any symptoms, they just saw it during a scope years ago and since there is a small risk of cancer if it's not treated, they keep treating it, which is a pain in the ass (literally...lol). I don't have it anywhere else, thankfully. I guess that area of my body just hates me. She had to do surgery once to remove the lesions back in 2015 and then they stayed away for about 4 years. I wonder how that would work if I needed anal surgery for this after I get a j-pouch... I asked her that at my last office visit and didn't get a very clear answer. But yeah, it's really nothing compared to my UC. Just an annoyance.

I just called Cleveland Clinic and they were able to get me in for an appointment with their head of the IBD GI department already in June! I was shocked I got in that soon! I cannot wait to go see someone who actually knows what they are talking about! My trust in my local GI is very much lacking and it's been a nightmare dealing with his office. It will be a bit of a drive, but maybe you are all right and it will be worth it. Even their receptionist was SO nice and helpful, not rude like my local GI's office is sometimes. I meet with the GI there June 22. They also gave me a telehealth appt. with the surgeon June 28.

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