Posted 2/2/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)
My colon is a flashing red squid when upset.
A one way suction, motility, locomotion,
Propels it straightly throughout the oceans.
Much to my regret.

My colon is an electric eel
It shocks and buzzes,
Stubborn to heal,
Though occasionally it dozes.

Whether from alien tissue
From outer space
Alien DNA
From some foreign race

Or from the deepest ocean depths,
With salt and water, electric currents
Sensing by electrolocation,
My cathode, my anode, my desensitization

Forming my gut instinct seizure.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
 ~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses. 

Posted 2/6/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)
Haha, I yell at my colon a lot... When it's really hurting and I'm out shopping or at work or something, I'll say "Will you just cut it out already!!! Just let me finish what I'm doing and then I'll go to the bathroom! Why can't you be normal like everyone elses' colons?" Haha. Of course I make sure no one is in earshot when I do tongue
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
10meq Potassium

Posted 2/6/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -6)
I don't hate my colon... I do hate my immune system, though. :)
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)

Posted 2/6/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)
Hahah.. . . "The Colon Monologues"

I feel anger towards my colon.
12 Asacol
100 mg Imuran

Posted 2/6/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -6)
i never devled that deep into it.......but today I was thinking man what would it be like not to sit here with this horrible gas pain and wait a few minutes for it to subside. I guess for me personally I would just worry about things that don't actually matter (forcing myself to see a silver lining).
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

Posted 2/6/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)
I call mine Colon Pal. Get it?
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.

Posted 2/7/2008 1:20 AM (GMT -6)

I look at it as a chance for a little one-on-one time with my colon. "Do you feel neglected? Is this why you are acting up? You know all the other organs are proud of what you've done... sure you no small intestine, taking in all the nutrients, but you still get that last bit of water and it ain't easy being the butt-end of every joke. Now cheer up and take it easy for a while." Now, let us all sing, "You are so beautiful... to me...."
Pancolitis '04
Yet to ever go into remission, additional Flare-up since Aug 12th
Time off work since 10/17.  Returned to work on 1/11 and doing much better.
On Lialda (2/dy), Probiotics, Fish Oil, Folic Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Borage Oil, Iron

Posted 2/7/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)
LOL... I nominate that for the post of the day!
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.

Posted 2/7/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)
I think it 's really good to talk to your body and I say "come one colon now do your job and rectum you do your job and intestines do your job" and I tell them I love them b/c I really do love me.

I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07

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