just a update, finally met with my GI

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therearemiracles
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/18/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I just met with my GI, it's been a year since my colonoscopy. Getting to meet with her is like trying to get to the pope, she's always, always, 2 months out, no matter what. We went over my coloscopy photos she said I have the most mildest case on the left side and a little, little patch by the cecum. She said there's none at the rectum. She said I was easy to exam.
I mentioned to her I have to take birth control for my uterus to shead the skin and she highly recommened it and said no problem. I told her I wasn't on medication and I don't bleed that much and not often, she said, if you don't want the meds you don't have to. She understands they make me more sick them I all ready am. She said take them when I need to get over a hump.  I told her I have mushy stool every day and she said that is fine. She said take a prenatal vitamin and to take oscal + D for my bones. Heck, she made me feel good like my condition was nothing.  I just can't believe I'm what they call mild when it's been the biggest disruption in my whole life for 5 years. I'm confused on this.
I had a ultrasound for my pelvis today, uterus, tubes and a mammorgram, I just want to rule anything else since the uterus issue. My OBYGN and Colon Dr. said YAZ will help my mood, anxiety and such and it came highly recommended from both doctors.
 I am waiting to hear back about my ultrasound (see my mom is dying from ovarian cancer and I'm a little freaked) b/c i'm hoping all my gut pain diarreah is all from my UC nothing else.
Thanks for listening friends.
First scope 7/05 should no UC, but I was bleeding with urgency. Sigmoid showed UC at rectum, 2nd colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27/07, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
8/1/08 on sulfasalazine 2 2x's a day, canasa often.


glamourgirl
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 12/18/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It's good to hear that you had such a positive appointment. I hope all of your other tests come back normal.
Female, Age 37
 
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
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Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Entocort
Cortenema as needed
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus
Sacchromyces Boulardii 


katkat
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 238
   Posted 12/18/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to read it's going good for you! I can relate to finding out what is the cause of the gut pain. I have an appt Dec 29.08 because they couldn't get a good reading the last ultrasound on my right ovary. I'm in the same boat as well. Let's hope things work out very very well.
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada.
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
                          
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
 
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis 
 


Ever_Hopeful
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/18/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hearing good news from any UCer makes my day! So happy you got some good news -warmwinterhugs-

Old Hat
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5182
   Posted 12/18/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to read about your mom's situation. For sure, it's not easy to deal with that + follow thru on your own medical needs. Glad that the gastro has been a calming influence & wish you speedy improvement to gyno ailment with Yaz. Keep us posted. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Christine1946
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 12/19/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
     So sorry to hear about your mom.  My prayers are with you.
     Good to learn that your condition is mild.  I know how you feel though.  I had a very rough year with my UC.  Went to a gastro surgeon and he said he would classify my conditon as mild/moderate at the time.  Gads.....hate to see someone with a severe case of ulcerative proctitis!  I am in remission now and feel great and praise God every day that I feel this way.
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 11/01/08...now 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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