I find a little ranting once in a while helps. The other day when I had yet another "accident" I got into my car and then yelled "why can't I get a @#$%^* break in this life." For some reason it made me start laughing at myself. At least I felt better. What else can you do with pants full of poo? (Wow, that sounds like Dr Seuss.)
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