When you're flaring and can't do much of anything, what are the things you miss the most? Or even if you still do those things (like eating chocolate cake), what do you wish you could do without having UC cause a problem?
I miss taking my son for long stroller rides. I miss walking to the end of the pier near my parents' lake condo. I miss fried chicken, cocktails with my husband, and the ability to clear out 1/3 of a box of chocolates without paying dearly for it. Even though I stay home with my son, I miss working (because I know I couldn't go back even if I wanted to). I miss taking only one pill in the morning. When everything else is going wrong in my life, I miss that blissful sense of "well, at least I have my health." I miss restaurants. I miss the old me.
What about you?
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament: Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 3X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed.
Diet/Exercise: Spinach/sunflower and low-residue. Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.