Finally time for my appointment with my NP. I like her much better than the gastro doctor so I ask to see her. I could see either.
She called the doctor while I was there when I told her the Procotfoam was not getting the symptoms under control. I still have daily blood and cramping, etc.
Doctor wants me on prednisone but agreed to get me try the hydrocortisone enemas for 3 weeks before putting me on a "burst" of prednisone. May be just putting it off but avoiding prednisone for now.
Enemas are hard for me although I usually can retain about 2/3 all night. It is when I try to use it all that I have problems. NP told me use as much as I can that will stay in for at least an hour.
I am to call her in two weeks with results. Wish me luck!
I really want this remission (or close) so I can have knee replacement surgery in April! My knees are a lot more pain than my colon.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
January 9 - doctor changed me from Protofoam to hydrocortisone enemas for two weeks - wish me luck.