Who helps you get through the hard times? For me my #1 stress reliever is my 2 year old Daughter Leyah Pie. When she was born I went into remission, when my family left me and her mother gave her back to me a couple months ago I went into remission...
But the person who has more understanding about my suffering is my mother Linda, I call her Lovelyness. She moved a block away from me to help with my daughter and my UC. She cooks sooo healthy for me. She went from cooking mostly mexican food before my UC to mostly vegetables now. She was always there for me even during my worst confusing flares and prednisone mood swings would drive me crazy, but she understood and took care of me. She is so incredably caring that I don't know what I would have done without her. She's the best. I know she'll never read this, but I love you Ma.
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: I must say Under Control, 1 formed BM/day
RX/day: 2.5mg prednisone every other day
Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran
(believe me I know my body and do not recommend doing this!!!)
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it. For Lent I gave up peanuts, sweets, and fried foods...