Thanks for your kind words...however, I can equally be a PITA...but I don't want to rile the awesome moderators we have here. I use my backspace and delete keys a LOT!
I've noticed your use of "trusting the doc"....there's a lot to be said for that. I was at my GI's a lot the first two years....he always said "be patient".
The meds were working, and he never promised me anything, but always reassured me and gave me options regarding increasing and tapering the Salofalk enemas. I do trust him, but still do research on my own and ask probably way too many questions. It's 20 years, and he's still a bit reserved at times. On occasion he shares a big smile..lol!
I'm thinking of making an appointment anyway to discuss my cholesterol levels and the threat/possibility of using statin meds to lower it. I personally fear to use them considering I have liver disease. I saw on TV that there's a med that helps cholesterol but through the colon...(it's a pill I'm sure)...I'll have to do the research on it.
So I'm wanting to deal with it sooner than May when I'm set to see him.
Regarding the foam enemas....you can get the pharmacy to call the doc for a
refill (unless he charges for it). Don't wait till the last dosage, however.
Didn't AM tell you to taper them? You'll definitely have to get more to do so.
Regarding the relationship imbalance...we have that at times as well..but it's only us, no kids. Talk!
This isn't meant to undermine anything...but it won't be the only crisis you'll have. Work on the stuff like communication, honesty and plans/options, respect...it goes a long way.
My husband has his own issues with recent health and work...it's stressful and I worry more about
him than myself. Probably more for me than for him..not meaning that to sound like I don't care, but we are learning to take it all in stride. We're working on the small stuff...how we talk/answer each other so that it's safe to say I feel crappy or don't bother me now..etc.
Do consider the CBT...and maybe a few times your wife can join in the sessions so that you each can see each others' perspectives.
I remember when I was in therapy and my husband joined me a few times. Basically, he was the well-balanced one but we learned that he mentally cut out once I started yelling. Two hours of nagging, etc just sent him to his "nothing box"....I was the only one angry, rejected, frustrated..etc.
That one session gave a realisation that I wish I had known so many years earlier.
Hard to change what I learned. Same with him...he usually left the house when his parents started fighting.
Do make an effort...it's the small things that count. If you choose to not do so...then it's more passive aggressive. We do get sympathy and empathy from those who receive it.
Hope you have a feeling-well day.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!