been through exactly what you describe...it has been that way on and off for years....sometimes the pellets without pain just pressure and other times I wanted to cut my own stomach out.
Sometimes the pellets would have some blood or clots attached.....the mucus I am told ...while not a good thing, is natuyral given the disease and the obvious problems I am having. the colon is producing it in large quantities as a protection to the attack being made on the walls of the colon by the disease....much like the sinuses draining to rid itself of irritants or infection.
The only relief in years for me was after my recent resection and then the use of Canasa.
Hope things get better.
As for the Encyclopedia...I would not hold out much hope. i tried it once and the publisher wrote back that writing stank....it was all a bunch of sh__......and that he would even wipe his bottom with the paper it was written on. Possibly the scratch and sniff idea was a bit over the top.
dx IBS 1999 UC 2000 CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose one shot every week. Also nightly dose of mesalamine.
Surgery Nov 4th, 2008 removed 30 inches of small bowel.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old