Hi all, its been a long time since I've been on the forum. Good news is my absence has been due to me being in remission and being out enjoying life again (without planning for emergency bathroom stops.. woohoo!!) - my success came with going on imuran and anti-anxiety meds.
Okay, so now, after about
a year of being in remission, I've landed smack dab in a flare again. *sigh* Blood BMs, mucous, and 'having accidents' has filled my last few weeks. My GI is on extended holidays until mid september, so I've asked my GP for cortifoam and I'm also being tested for c. diff. I'm sure I'll get the flare under control soon.
Where my challenge arises, and I'm hoping you'll all have some great advise, is in helping my boyfriend to understand colitis from a "partners" perspective. He hasn't been with me when I've been in a flare before, and its understandably concerning and scary. He wants to know what he can do for me, what to say etc... and at times, as we've all experienced I'm sure, I'm a little on edge and not so great at even knowing what I need from someone else in terms of helping me.
So, what do you say? For those of you who are partner, spouse, parent to one of us UCers what do you do? For my fellow UCers out there, have any words of advice?
Diagnosed with UC in 1996, symptoms since 1990
Dignosed with Depression - Jan 17th, take SAM-e and fish oil + therapy
Currently in a UC flare since spring 2003 (on and off, but always there)
Salofalk Sup per day, + fiber & aloe;
New city & new job as of 2 months ago!! But still trying to watch my diet and stress levels