Well, let me be the first to do it. Welcome to HealingWell, but I'm sorry you needed to come here. I hope you find it as useful as most of us have. A great support network..
As for your history, that sounds all too common. BTW, has your GI given any thought as to your long care treatment? Anti-biotics & pred tapers are good only short term. Unfortunately, this is a Life Sentence.
Dxed with "mild" UC in Feb. '92. Dxed with Crohns in August 19993.