That's what this forum is here for, Jill, so people like us have someone to talk to, especially when things are new or changing. Questions to ask:
"How much of my colon is involved? Rectum? Sigmoid? Left side? All?"
"If what I have is really UC, even though it's mild, why am I not on any maintenance medication?"
"What is your treatment philosophy and your plan for me?"
"Are there any supplements or probiotics I should be taking?"
"What kind of diet do I need."
Now, the responses to the last two questions will most likely be "No" and "No special diet," but I like to at least give them a chance to have input on my decisions.
Above all, it's your body that's being affected, so be pleasant but very clear that you plan to be a partner in your treatment. Good luck to you, and I hope your second opinion is very helpful.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
Co-Moderator UC Forum
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