Thanks to all of you for all your caring replies! I made it home just fine and I've only had to use the bathroom once so far today (and saw no blood, yay!). I still have the almost-constant stomach gurgling/churning going on, some mucous and some mild crampy pain, but nothing too bad. I still have refills of Rowasa left and had one filled while visiting my family yesterday, so I used one last night. I will continue using them nightly.
Inkers - The blood yesterday was just some streaks on the toilet paper (bright red). I don't think it was an anal fissure though b/c my abdominal area keeps churning, my stools weren't fully D but they weren't formed like they usually are, there was mucous and my rectum kind of hurts...it feels like it's inflamed, if that makes sense. Thank you for your advice. I don't think my doctors have secretaries. Are you in the U.S.? Usually here they make us talk to our doctors' nurses, before the actual doctor. At least that's been my experience. Or did you mean just talk to the receptionist to make an appointment? Welcome to the forum, by the way. =)
Old Hat - I was in Indiana and the weather there was pretty nice..in the 40s and no snow. I'm back in Iowa now and it's a bit colder, but still okay. I had good weather the whole drive home. Thanks for asking.
On a bit of a side note, the generic Rowasa I picked up in Indiana is made by a different company than the one I get in Iowa. The packaging and enemas themselves look slightly different and the ones I got in IN seem to have a lot more lubrication on them, which was nice. And they aren't made in Isreal, like the ones I had been getting.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed