I'm sorry, what is UCTD?? Is it some kind of ulcerative colitis?
My morphea is pretty bad. I have large patches all over the stomach that have merged. It is like a map! I swear sometimes when I look at what all I have, I wonder why I still try to work. I am stubborn and not ready to throw in the towel yet. These last few years have been pretty bad and if I didn't have a very flexible job, it would have been a lot worse. I am so grateful for the job and a great husband.
Is your lupus the biggest health issue that you experience then? They have tested me and so far, all my markers are normal. My sed rate is high but that is it. Sounds like you are almost tapered off the prednisone though, so good luck with that~! My latest challenge has been some build up in my uterus. I am post menopausal, so they want to do a D & C. I am grumbling about having to get it but it is probably just a hormonal imbalance that caused it but they have to make sure it isn't abnormal tissue at my age.
Actually, the last prep and colonoscopy I had were a breeze. I started my prep early in the day so I could sleep instead of at dinnertime.
Good luck with the colonoscopy!
Let's stay in touch. It was nice chatting with you.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location, sigmoid colon
50 + female
colazal, fish oil, synthroid,
zoloft, VSL#3 probiotic.
Blood test positive for Crohn's for whatever that is worth-:)