This is too funny.
It seems I have thrush in my throat (a side effect of steroids), and asked my husband to let me look in his throat with a flashlight, so I could compare. He couldn't figure out how to get his big fat tongue out of the way so I could see all the way back, and he finally said he had enough of that!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day.
tapering OFF presnisone from lingering flare;
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, etc. diet which resolved flare. Also Replete probiotic, DGL (licorice root, slippery elm), Permeability Factors. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for severe anemia.