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Charles Nesby
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 12/5/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm almost in tears. My mom has been in flare-up for the past few days and I don't know what to do She's almost 90 She's in so much pain. all I can do is watch. I know no one can help but I have to tell someone

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 12/5/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
     Has she seen a gastroenterologist?  Does she have UC?  What is being done for her?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/ see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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   Posted 12/5/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sort of in the same boat with my Gma. She doesn't have Uc but she does have diverticulosis with intestinal bleeding from weakened intestinal walls due to radiation treatments for cancer. I watch her have D with blood along with cramping and many doctors don't want to do much for her other then keep her comfortable because of her advanced age (she's 89). Does your mother at least take any medication?

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/7/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Charles, I will put her in my prayers! It's so hard to see our parents suffer and become elderly.

My best wishes for you and your mom and family,

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
Canasa 2x a day
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin

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