Congratulations on quitting smoking. Hardest addiction to kick I've ever had to deal with. Sounds like your UC is just jealous that you had success on another health front, and it is reminding you that it is still with you. I have faith that you'll find the right combo to get yourself into remission. Quitting smoking probably took awhile, so be patient with the UC.
I hope your granddaughter makes it out to see you. A little fun with her will keep your mind off things and allow you some time to relax.
Have a wonderful weekend.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema, Prednisone (trying to taper down)