Crohns Disease has returned
Well, after 32 years without a large colon, my Crohns Disease has returned. I've had a ileostomy and mostly had good luck managing it. Within the last year, I have been getting pain and bleeding at the stoma (internal). A couple of weeks ago, they did a ileoscopy and discovered the Crohns was back. Since then I have been bleeding more and they put me on Prednisone for 2 weeks. Today I talked too a specialist to see what action they want to take.
Oh … I also have cirrhosis of the liver. (NAFLD)
They want to put me on Skyrizi, which I know is very expensive and who knows if it will do the trick.
I don't understand why I can't have another resection of the small intestine? I mean …. my Crohns took 32 years to come back. I'm 70 years old and would think surgery would take care of the problem for the rest of my life.
They are saying because of the bleeding and problems with my liver, it would not be safe to do.
Not sure what to do from here. Do I get second and third opinions?
Tired of my gut hurting every day.