Life is too short not to have fun - however you can - even at home.
I am 68 - only diagnosed last Spring. Now with help of some medications and probiotics I can pretty much know my system and what to expect. My routine is to get up 3 hours before I need to go out or make all appointments and shopping in the afternoon. I get everything out of the way before leaving the house. If I am careful of eating light when out I will be ok. Usually - eat breakfast light and then go shopping or appointment and eat on way home - just close enough to make OUR bathroom.
Oh, and I always take 1/2 Imodium when I get up - the new multi-symptom Imodium works great. I have really bad knees and miss more walking than anything. Hoping to get knee replacement this Spring.
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.