I finally got my results. Negative.
The report also lists remission, as he told my son in the waiting room. My son said the other doctors went up to the families and talked to them. Mine just came to the doorway raised his hand from across the room and said "Everything's fine. Shes in remission. See you in two years." and left. I don't know where he gets remission. I missed the first chance I ever had to go to a hockey game Saturday night because of all day D and I have been bleeding and having D daily since early December.
The report also listed "stay on Asacol." When I went in to set up the colonoscopy only two days before it, The GI and I had a discussion about that. I told him my insurance would not let me have Asacol. He said "we'll just give you Azulfadene. That's cheap." I told him I had tried it in 1983 and just one pill had cause uncontrollable vomiting and then he became "Dr Backing Out The Door." I can't believe he did not remember that and put "stay on Asacol" on my report. I don't think he even knows who I am or cares.
I have moved a lot. Past GI's have said scope every one year. This guy says two. I was glad about that. I thought they must have found new research or something that says two years is often enough. ( I have pancolitis x32 years) But now I wonder if it is just because his practice is so very big and he has just too many patients. He does seem to have an awful lot of staff. He is also on TV sometimes and give a lot of seminars and talks.
I wish I could take the advice some of you have given me and get another GI, but I looked on my insurance website and I have to go to this guy.
Thanks for reading my posts. Hopefully all is over for 2 years.
Ulcerative Colitis since about 1976
Pan colitis since at least 1994
Never had a flare until MD gave massive dose of Magnesiun while hospitalized for bronchitis.
During subsequent hospitalization for the flare, GI looked me straight in the eye and said "don't ever stop using Asacol."
Insurance company thought otherwise so I'm on no meds.