Thanks for the posts.
CrohnieToo: the barium was mostly gone that day & then the next morning, I had a little mixed in with the rest of the stool. So no worries there. They didn't even think I would need the milk of magnesia or whatever they give you when you leave to help get rid of the barium, so I didn't take it & didn't need it. I am getting constipated from time to time. Well, it's not like what I used to be used to when I was constipated before becoming sick, it's more like pressure & cramping, bloating & pain & a horrible need to go, but no luck. Before I would just get bloated & slightly uncomfortable. It was normal for me to go only twice a week, but now if I only go once a day, I feel constipated. I think it may be because when I do go, I don't go a lot. But I go often, ya know? But the last week has been really weird & it hasn't been consistent at all. Sometimes it's really soft & I go a bunch of times. The next couple days I might not go at all... it's weird.
Bentwistle: Yes, I am going to go ahead with the dreaded prednisone. I am to stay on the Azulfidine, too, and they are talking about upping the dose of that as well. Yes, I think I should go ahead & have the horrid colonoscopy again, too. But money issues worry me & I am not sure if the hospital would even do it, last time I was supposed to have a procedure done there, they said I would have to take a loan out, they didn't accept payments. So I guess maybe I am going to have to investigate the cost. I want optimum treatment, even though I can't afford it, lol.
And, yes, I don't like taking pills. But I realize that I am just going to have to for a while at least until I get this all figured out. I already am taking a ton with the azulfidine, vitamin, aciphex, nasonex & darvocet. And now Prednisone. That stinks, but I will live. Ugh.
Live for today, for tomorrow you might just get hit by a semi.