What can you expect in the future? Well, I hope you can expect many years of good health!
Just in case though, certainly try to educate yourself about
this disease and the basic physiology of the gi tract, -- but pace yourself. Whether you feel poor or great, you will be married to this disease forever unless you divorce your colon so you have plenty of time to get to know it.
I totally second what red34 said about
taking your meds. Acceptance of this disease and complying with the treatment is difficult for some of us.
There are a lot of treatment options both traditional and alternative. I highly recommend that you make some "what if" plans for yourself if your disease should suddenly become severe again. It is very hard to make good decisions for yourself if you are very ill.
I have found this site really helpful. I believe that anecdotal advice is far superior to the generic information available on some medical site and in pamplets.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed
Trying out Culturelle Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. lifes been good to me so far. -joe walsh