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Scott Francis Baker


December 3rd, 2006

Torching a crack house can now be considered "self-defense" @ 01:14 pm

The other day I made the decision to move forward with getting a colectomy. After speaking with the surgeon, and Angie and I discussing our options we felt it was the best course of action. I scheduled an appointment for January 12th, 2007. I was a little wary at first because I was feeling so good. It's hard to make a major decision like that when you feel 100%. It's amazing how quickly you forget how miserable you were.

The next day my stomach was a little bit tight and it reminded what colitis is like. I felt much better about my decision after that. I didn't think much about it until the last couple of days when my colitis decided to flare back up. Despite the medication I'm on, my body can't even go colitis free for more than 30 days. I had some $2000 a dose remicade less than a week ago and my body is still flaring up. I was feeling so good about the whole thing. I just had to wait until January and I'd be done with all this. Would have been nice to have a semi-quiet holiday season and then surgery. Now I don't know what's going to be the next step.

I figure I'll call the surgeon tomorrow and ask her opinion. The way I see it my two options are to go back on prednisone (which has weird side effects) that I've been on for four out of the last six months and doesn't seem very effective. Or to move the surgery date up a couple of weeks.

So right now I'm in the "blah" stage of colitis where my energy level is low and I'm tired of being sick. It doesn't help that I'm a little bummed about the whole re-flare thing.
 
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From:muerte
Date:December 6th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
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I just stole it from davidfrey :)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 4th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
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Nice countdown. I wonder where you could have thought of such an idea..

Hang in there. The day will come when you can put all this behind you (no pun intended). Sorry it has to interfere with an enjoyable Christmas season though. Keep us updated.
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From:davidfrey
Date:December 4th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
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Damned LJ's kicking my login out again. That was me if you haven't guessed.
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From:graceadieu
Date:December 6th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)

:)

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If the surgery date should change, please post this information so I know when to get serious about my praying for your full recovery. Otherwise, I will proceed with supplications for your intentions prior to and during the January 12th date/
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From:muerte
Date:December 6th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)

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You are the nicest woman I've never met!
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From:graceadieu
Date:December 6th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)

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Thank you, kind sir! I think you, Angie and Gabriel are wonderful folks.

Scott Francis Baker