Hi myzeb1958....welcome to the forum!
Some life events can be extremely tramuatic for one's psyche.....divorce is high on the stress %. I can't imagine hearing from someone I was married that I was a burden.
I do hope you're on medications that can help get your UC flare under control.
If you aren't using rectal meds...please consider them...for they'll help.
Using fibre supplements can help bulk up diarrhea....helping to slow down some of the bathroom episodes.
Where in the colon is your UC...limited or throughout?
I hope you have supports through friends and other family.....
*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 !!!