Isn't it recommended that we check? That's how I know whether things are looking up or not. I've been keeping a daily diary since I started on prednisone (my GI doc's recommendation) and note down whatever goes in (and how it comes out). Now, if this diary ever gets into the wrong hands, people will wonder what kind of insanity drives a person to write about their daily BMs. I don't think I'll be giving Anne Frank a run for the money on the best-sellers list anytime soon.
Alas, given how much I'm spending to deal with UC, the diary will probably be the only thing left for my descendants to inherit. Boy, are they going to be in for a surprise. I might throw in some illustrations to make it worth their while. Now what did I do with that brown marker-pen? (...just kidding).