rowasa enema and spinach/seed ques?

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   Posted 1/18/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been using the rowesa enema for 8 days now and I think there is  overall improvement but is it normal to not have a BM at all for a day or two? This never happened since I had UC.  Does this mean the Rowesa is trying to heal my colon? I say "I think" there is improvement because there is less daily urgency but when it does come--ITS non stop unilt it feels my colon is emptied. I went 10x last monday and had to call in work because I could not get off the toilet and then there semms to be a few days of small BM's then another massive 5-10x day.(on these days I can hardly eat anything) The one thing that has stopped completely is blood--I have had any  since the first night of rowasa  and I assume this is a positive sign on the way to remission? I do not have diareahea,(never really did--just crazy urgency) just soft stools and alot of it on my "bad" days. 
Also on third week of spinach diet and I have lessened the sunflower seeds because I do not need to bulk my stool as I assume that is what the seeds are meant for? Not sure if the spinach is helping (interesting looking stools...)  I think it is ....Any thoughts??
38 years old  high school teacher
Pentasa 3000 mg daily
dicicloymine 10 mg 3x daily
have avascular neucrosis of right hip last 15 years
had to stop ibuprofen, now hip kills me, looking into replacment
tylenol arithtis 2400 daily
Surgery is always on mind.
I have gambled and lost on too many "gassy" days!!

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   Posted 1/18/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
eating the sunflower seeds aren't meant to bulk up the stools. Eating them gives you needed nutrients that seems to help with UC.
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