I don't glorify it or even tread in the waters of positives about
Since I've always had "something" health-wise to deal with, UC is just another thing to deal with (oh and the friend PSC it brought to the party).
I come from bad "stock".....and after my diagnosis, I/we came to the decision to not have kids. Now, knowing me, that's a good thing. I may have made the decision regardless...I'll never know.
Now, therapy on the other hand, I can sing accolades about that forever....it's helped me to actually like who I am and has given me the tools to allow me to want to live my life. UC didn't lead me there, however.
Did I mention I'm a pessimistic optimist? I can joke about all the positives...but that's in sarcasm...nothing else.
I've found a place on the UC forum of HW because of my having UC...it's great that it's available...I've learned much from those on here.
Nope...nothing positive about having it
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 4/24/2008 11:29:27 PM (GMT-6)