bbc - I am starting Rowasa tonight, I hope. I am not sure yet how - hopefully on the toilet or with husband's help. It is difficult because of my size, age and arthritis.
My gastro doc also prescribed Rowasa for only two weeks and said that is all I should need on a regular basis - maybe once in a while for remission. NP upped my Colazal to 9 pills - max dose too.
I sure understand what you feel about the blood. I was told to be in remission (and hopefully have my knee replacement) my stool has to be completely free of blood - not necessarily solid or formed as long as not diarrhea. That is "proof" the ulceration is healed.
Good luck and if you all have ANY suggestions about the Rowasa - I am just hoping to get some in there to stay.