Seriously folks?????? I know I haven't been on in ages, but I do lurk from time to time. I saw Bob's post before it was deleted, and have been following along since because I am hoping to see some positive news that Bob is in fact OK. Bob had mostly left HW by the time I joined, but from the little bit I saw of him, he'd suffered an incredible amount, yet tried to see the positive side of life.
First, Bob absolutely does not owe anyone an apology. I firmly believe he didn't post what he did to "cry wolf." That's incredibly insulting to Bob to say such a thing. Who are we to assume to know what kind of pain he was in? Second, who are we to assume to know that if he has logged in, he isn't too embarrassed/ashamed/scared/etc to say anything? Come on. Have some shred of empathy. Have some decency to know that you cannot possibly understand what he went through.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.