I was dx with UC 10 years ago. Had two minor flares that were controlled very quickly with Salofalk supps and Asacol. However, 1 year ago I had a very serious flare that caused me to be hospitilized 2x. At one point, minutes before my third colonoscopy, my GI specialist told me that if my colon looked as she expected it would I was facing surgery. As an ORNurse I knew exactly what she was talking about and was quite upset. I am apprently on the last medical resource before surgery. She has told me if I flare again it most likly will not be medically treatable. She was surprised when she did the colonscopy that my colon was not as bad as she thought. She put me on Methotrexate (weekly injectable) and it "kicked in" and I am now in remission-since Oct 07.
Over the past two weeks I have had some cramping, increase in stool-not very loose, but they are thin again and have the same odor to my gas. Also my stools have become yellowy-gold color over the past week? This is new to me. Anyone know what is up with that-anyone else experience this too? I have not changed my diet or meds.
I was doing awesome-normal stool color, consitentcy and frequency. I have no idea where this bowel activity is coming from, whether I am at the start of another flare, or what. I have increased my enemas and supps and it dosen't seem to be getting worse but it isn't necessarily gettting better either. I am reluctant to call my gi doc because I don't want to hear her say the word again "surgery" Besides she is almost impossible to reach.
Any ideas suggestions? I am feeling quite frustrated over all of this and don't want to believe I am flaring again.