Came over to this board to see how you are doing and say HI! Sure hope you begin to feeling yourself. I surely don't want to have to consider surgery after reading your "problems" along the way.
Anyway, wishing you the best. I am still in remission - saw the NP the other day and she said watch for symptoms like little blood/mucous/left side discomfort and use my rectal meds accordingly. Hoping to continue with what I consider "symptoms I can live with).
No knee surgery because my husband is not very well. He had pneumonia and has a bad heart. We have to deal with life-threatening - nothing else around here!
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines including rectal meds, etc.
Prednisone for about 5 months - tried 6 MP with no help.
No prescriptions now except for Cortifoam and anusol about once a week. Now treating only with Imodium and Pepto Bismal and below....
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.