That "position" seems to work the best for me too. I do ok holding it but just having it in there makes my left side feel like it is going to explode - - so much pressure on that side. When I look down at the floor, the left side of my abdomen actually sticks out further than my right side by quite a bit. I am pretty skinny, so maybe it looks worse to me. Geez, this is a weird disease.
Dx UC 1979 at age 14 - (I know, some kind of record)
Was Mildly Chronic (flares every couple of years) until last 2 years now Chronically Acute
Can only get about a month symptom free between flares now
Asacol, Canasa, Rowasa, Cortifoam (on Sulfasalazine for 28 years previously also Pred)
GI Doc recently told me I have "lead pipe syndrome" which is advanced scarring of colon
No surgery - multiple colonoscopies reveal uc "from rectum to appendix"
My Best Friend is My Shih Tzu/My worst enemy is uc