Good luck with the new school year! And I can't believe I forgot to say this in my original reply, but I'm so very sorry to hear about your mother. I can't imagine how difficult that must have been.
I can relate to your husband - leaving a job seems like something a person would enjoy, but its a huge adjustment to make. And on another note, I can't believe that my doctor has never recommended any kind of counseling or medication for depression. I mean, its NEVER even come up. Clearly, he has only studied the physical part of the disease, and I often question even THAT.
Female, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG 4X daily (as needed), Tylenol, and Acidophilus 2X daily.
Diet/Exercise: No sugar (including fructose, sorbitol, mannitol, and lactose) or wheat bran fiber. Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing some improvement)