London the biopsies are necessary to confirm the diagnosis. You have an answer now. You can start moving forward. It's not a death sentence. As someone has already pointed out, perspective is key, the risk of cancer for all of us is minimal and with regular monitoring by ourselves as well as the doc IF it did develop it would be early stages and treatable.
you have two choices now
1. Allow yourself time to digest it all, work with the docs to bring you out of the flare up and regulate your meds so that you lead a normal life as much as possible
2. You worry yourself all the time about
it, remain angry at the docs and make your self worse. The doc made a mistake, you may not have had the condition two months ago, he may have been correct in his diagnosis and as you said yourself it was a clean scope. He can't diagnose what isn't there. However, you have developed the disease and it's time to educate yourself and help this along, you have the support of this forum and now that your doc has made the diagnosis he will hopefully prescribe the right meds, the bleeding will stop as will the D.
Now that you have the answer you're on the right road.
40 year old mother, 3 children.
Suffered with stress for 5 years and quit smoking 2.5 yrs ago.
Diagnosed acute UC in June 08.
Asacolon 2400mg per day
Prednisone - presently on 5mg per day....Finished on Friday!!!
Also taking Calcium, Acidophilis, Zinc, Vit C, Vit B complex, Omega 3 and Evening Primrose