Hubby is still going more than he should be going especially after reading all the above posts. Overall though in comparison to where he was he feels so much better and very rarely has to "fly" to the bathroom. The urgency is under better control and can go out freely and now exercise without any fear of a possible accident. I guess when he gets it down to 2 or 3 BM's a day he will be in much better shape. After today's pickelball he had an incredible pain free BM which was the highlight of his day....lol. Doesn't take much to make us happy over here...lol.
(For now we'll take what we got. At least we are back in the social sense with friends and activities.)
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month