Hey guys and girls,
Just thought I'd give yo ua little update after my hosptial visit at the weekend with that constipation/flare up.
I had my first appointment with my new GI yesterday morning. He was the usual doctor type, but pleasant enough! Scoffed a bit at my Pred side-effects (the shakes, palpatations etc), saying that I'd only been on the drugs 5 days! ( well, excuse me!)
BUT.... he has booked me in for a colonoscopy tommorow!! Wow! how quick is that? So I start the dreaded Picolax (sic) today...still having a few constipation issues so hopefully this will clean me out for good!
Am actually very nervous about
tommorow....I've only had one scope done since I was diagnosed, and I seem to remember that I was aware of what was going on...that and the fact that I have a really bad needle phobia!
Oh well, I just want to get this done and see where I go from there.....stay tuned folks!
In serious flare up....hospitalized 9th January due to possible bowel obstruction...
Preds 50mg (Jan 2009)
Asacol 6-8 oral tabs daily
Diagnosed with UC (Proctitis) in 2003 (aged 24)