Hi everyone! I went for the follow-up to my colonoscopy today. ugh. So, she couldn't see the "UC" in my cecum and ascending colon, but the biopsy did! (I may be in denial, but I take this as a sign of healing. I think the Asacol is working and it just hasn't healed me completely, yet.) Anyway, I still have active disease in my rectum, but there was still no disease in the rest of my intestine.
So, we still don't know my diagnosis. Because of the skip lesions, I may have crohn's. I'm scheduled for an EGD (?) the day I get back from my wedding! She's going to scope me from the top to see if I have anything in the rest of my GI tract. She's also going to test me for H. Pylori to see if I have a stomach ulcer, because of all that burning pain i've had in my stomach. (The zantac REALLY helps!)
I'm just bummed (no pun intended
), because I thought I was better. (Even though I still have symptoms including bleeding.) I really wanted to be better for my wedding. The good thing is I've only been on asacol for 1 month- the GI said it takes 3 months to really get better. Then, she suggested entocort if i'm still having problems.
Thanks- it just helps to get it out there.
Tressa 35 (F) in WNY
unknown dx (UC or Crohn's), skip lesions, but I'm getting better!
Canasa nightly, Asacol 12/day, zantac twice/day for possible ulcer