Thanks for the responses. You hope to hear everyone is improving, but this is a crazy disease and improvement is not always the case.
Vin, thanks for your response. You've got a good head on your shoulders. I am not thinking this will permanently get better unless I have my colon removed and that has never really been an option much less now that I am feeling and looking better. I know colitis will haunt me till the day I die. That is why I have taken major action and totally revamped my life. It's hard to stick to a strict diet and dedicate one's life to their health but its worth a try. I never had a bad digestive system until one day so that is why I believe I can get way better and continue to hope for that.
I have been eating spinach almost everyday and I think that is helping. I still eat bad some times but I always compliment it with some spinach later or before. Yesterday I went to a wedding ate and a birthday party and ate. I'm talking beans, rice, brisket, asado, tortillas,
cookies, chips and salsa... I even had half a beer... But today I had only 2 or 3 BM's and feel pretty good. I actually wanted to play basketball but didn't. I don't miss the strong prescript
ions b/c to me they never seemed to work. I spent like a hundred a month on those things and didn't see any benefit I was always flaring regardless. I wouldn't suggest for anyone to quit there prescript
ions, nobody should do that. But if someone must for whatever circumstances I would say do it slowly and monitor your health and UC thoroghly.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 10/3/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: ensymes everyday, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.