Your focus on not having control over one's body and the general unknown about this disease I think is what so many of us can't explain to those around us who don't have UC. We can take the pills, improve our diet and change our lifestyle, but the immense frustration in not being able to totally control one's body is what the world needs to understand. Well done!
Diagnosed with UC in 2004
Had flares all through pregnancy last year, and current flare on and off for about 6 months, Imuran helped me get off Pred. and get into remission!!
Currently on Lialda, Imuran 75mg,
prenatal vitamin(taking for folic acid and other nutrients), calcium, and Bifidus Balance FOS probiotics.
Mesalamine enemas as needed...