i AM one of the worst of 6 Dermatomyositis cases the US/Europe has ever treated (i only state those two locations because that's where my team of 10-15 rheumatologists were from, from london, to hopkins, to walter reed.
Duodenal Ulcer Repair
Hemi-collectomy (had my ascending, transverse, and descending colon taken out
Complete Bowel obstruction the following summer due to scar tissue
reanastomosis of what was left of my large intestines to my rectum (taking down my ostomy bag)
all happened in the last 5 years, started when I was at VA Tech
Just in case you donj't believe me, I have hundreds of pictures, even including my organs and a video of me pulling pandages from my stomach....
Not really a "pitty me" statement, but I assure you, it's very interesting.
- Fed through my arm for 6 months (complete bowel rest)
- 48 trials of chemo (cyclophosphamide)
- Still on weekly chemo (just a maintenance dose of methotrexate
just in case you're interested in more, I have PLENTY of pictures (not sure on what the tolerance is for graphic images on this forum is)Edited by lacrossewacker - 3/23/13 at 6:07pm