I don't know if you'd call it good news, but I think living with UC makes one appreciate the good days... I am not considered a "mild" case, I'm considered refractive. I do ok with Remicade, not great, but I'm getting by for now. I know what you mean about
the doom & gloom- sometimes I feel the more time I spend on the board, the worse I feel....I know for myself, when I'm thinking constantly about
my UC, it tends to act up- like, when I'm out in public & I think "What if I have to go to the bathroom?!?!"...guaranteed, I'll have to go in about
10 minutes! Whereas if I forget about
it, I'll notice "Hey, it's been 3 hours since I went to the bathroom!" I just don't, I cannot, will not, let UC rule my life- yes, I take daily meds & probably will forever. Yes, I may wind up with colon cancer- but I don't sweat it now- I go for my regular scopes & such & if anything ever turns up, well then it does. Sure, my colon may be surgically removed- but until that day, why think about
it now? Let it go... what happens, happens. I try to live every day like that- if I have an accident, so I have an accident, no big deal. Some days are good, some are not-so-good. Like anything else, you know? I still go out with my family, I'm still the same person. It took a while for me to get to that point though.
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day