Eva Lou... I totally relate. After my first surgery, I would ask myself, "should I buy that sweater?" And then think, "sure! I'm not paying $900 a month out of pocket for asacol anymore!"
Now, I have my 3rd step coming up, so I will meet my deductible for 2015, but that's a lovely wish, Caren! Happy New Year to you, too!
UC diagnosed in 2006
Tried: asacol, lialda, rowasa, all Listen to You Gut protocols, SCD, countless herbal and diet suggestions, prednisone, uceris, imuran, remicade, even Fecal Microbial Transplant via colonoscopy...
Finally, at 87 pounds and unable to walk from y car to the door without resting, had colon removed August 2014.
No more medicines, No more pain, and I am enjoying food again!