Thanks everyone for your kind and encouraging words and suggestions. I can't say enough how much I appreciate you all and this forum. I've learned more about
UC and coping with UC from here and I can't imagine where I'd be without this information and support!
I will look into the glucosamine 500/chondroitin with my GI--when I get the nerve up to! I did have a B12 test in November and it came back fine. However, I did stop taking the Viactive calcium chews when I went off the prednisone and know I'm not getting 100% calcium per day, now. So maybe my calcium and vitamin D is a little low??
Today the pain was a little better. I did walk more yesterday. It's interesting that I like to walk now, b/c it helps the pain! Go figure. Maybe it is God's humor of getting me to exercise! Kazygirl, I'm hoping mine goes away, too, with time. How terrible you couldn't wear your wedding shoes! Princesscolon, you got me to laughing good about
your docs office thinking you were a nut for the B12 test!
Sherry, I think your reasoning sounds good--going into remission makes the inflammation lessen all around.
Also, my right hip has ached (inside-it feels like) but also on outside of my body, if that makes sense. Is that the front or back of my body or hip? I've had that pain for about
12-15 years off an on, here and there (and like I said even before I gained weight). Please respond! What are you thinking??
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07
4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
Started 40 mg. Prednisone on 9/16/07 and DONE as of 11/26/07!