I was recently hit hard and my teeth caused a slit inside my cheek. Boy, did it bleed a lot. blood all over my face clothes and shoes. A couple of hours later my cheek was swollen/inflamed, which is the body's natural defense when you are wounded. The swelling lasted for about a week while the cut was slowly healing.
I figured the healing process was similar to my colon since it is a moist surface. I also figured the cut would take longer to heal than a cut say on my hand. It did look nasty while healing. Very white and gross looking, but by a week and a half the cut had healed completely and all that is left is a tiny scar that is barely noticeable. Wow i am amazed.
My colon hasn't bled for a month or two now so I am hoping the wounds inside there are healed...
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 5/8/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: 4 month flaring;improving; 2bm/day; no visible blood
RX/day: Currently 20mg of prednisone per day. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, enzymes, good posture, chewing more, etc.