I am a member of Healing Well, but posting on the Ulcerative Colitis board. I was diagnosed in January of this year and have been doing much better emotionally since finding this website.
The reason I'm posting here is because I started reading some of your threads when I found out that a couple of my friends have been diagnosed with bc. I wanted to read some of your posts and see if I could get an idea of what they are going through and how I could be there.
I just wanted to say to you that I have been amazed with all your courage, togetherness, support and senses of humor. I get the same thing on the U/C board here and it has been wonderful. Things in my life right now are very difficult but the friends I have made here have helped me a lot and I'm glad that there is this website for us to reach out to each other. Plus I just wanted to say that I wish you all the very best in fighting your fight and hoping for counless victories for each and everyone of you all.
Please take care and accept my applause :)
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004
Meds: Rowasa enema's -nightly
Bentyl 10mg. - at night only as needed
Culturelle-probiotic 1x a day in AM
Nexium - 1x every morning before eating
Xanax - for anxiety and nausea (only pop it when desperate)
Status: Currently in a flare since December 04' but things seem to be getting better now with more Probiotics.