Yeah..I can relate to having weekend crapola..and needing the laugh..at least laughing at myself is guaranteed. sheesh.
NOTAR...healthy is pretty subjective since many of us have a host of other stuff going on health-wise at the same time...
Regarding others with UC...I've met one who or two (who were miraculously cured by whatever means..or had it "once"...???),I have a very good friend who has fistulising Crohn's and I believe my mom had UC (she smoked so it's possible symptoms could have been masked somewht). I'm from family stock (both sides) with many autoimmune disease/disorders.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!