as you guys know, I have been having a hard time emotionally lately, figuring out how to accept this disease. today I had a total melt down. it actually felt really good. I needed a good sob fest, but man I was a mess. i was at work, so my fiance wasn't there, but I told him about it later, on the phone, told him how tears were streaming down my face and I was freaking out and how angry and sad I am about my diagnosis. so, he listened, and we agreed we would meet at our house tonight for dinner. when I got home, he had a punching bag waiting for me in a little room in our house. he had bought me gloves and a full-size bag, and had set it up for me, and told me I could take out my frustration on it, and he showed me how to hit it. I was really touched, and I also thought it was kind-of funny, so I wanted to pass along the story in case it makes you smile, as I know I have certainly needed some cheering up lately.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, a probiotic.