Just back from seeing the gastro NP. She is great and listened and talked and answered my questions.
I told her about you guys and she said that is good that I come here to relate to others! She feels that I have probably had colitis for years just not ulcerated since I was diagnosed years ago with IBS.
Doctor added Colazal 3x2 for now and see her in a month. She said I should see results in a couple weeks. If any problems - just call.
Also, she stated there was no contraindications why I can't have the knee replacement after the monht of using this - assuming it does its job. I ask about Asacol and she said that Colazal is better for left-sided UC like I have.
Thanks for all your help and helping me know what questions to ask, etc.
I will continue as I am just adding the Colazal for now to be sure any reactions are from it.