Pathology report is in...Stable Colitis?

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Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 356
   Posted 1/30/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!  I know it's been a long while, but I've been doing pretty good.  Still taking my meds and watching what I eat.  I hope you all have been doing well or as well as expected. 
 
I just had my routine colonoscopy.  The results were stable colitis.  I was dx with UC back in 2001 and all the years that I've been having colonoscopies, I've never had him come back and say the test results came back at "stable colitis".  Does anyone know what that means?  I'll have to call on Monday to find out...but they said all was good and I don't need another colonoscopy for another 2 years.
Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  12/22/07 Ending 2 month flare & heading into remission - no blood, D or other symptoms since 12/22/07 :-)   Keeping fingers crossed!


Old Hat
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5190
   Posted 1/30/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back!!!!!!!!! It sounds like you're in remission. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! There have been lots of new members asking about enemas-- so you really could help advise them after all you went thru tracking down Rowasa when the original pharma sold it. You made a heroic stand. And Julee70 recently wrote us that she bought the mesalamine rectal foam while traveling abroad (still not available in the U.S. or Canada) and it works fine. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 356
   Posted 1/30/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks OldHat! That is good to know that it means remission.

about the rowasa, the last time I picked some up...maybe a few months ago, there was a shortage from what the pharmasist told me. I'll have to call my pharmacy again and find out what is going on. If they stop making Rowasa, I'd die without it if I flare up again. I wonder why the foam isn't avail in the US or Canada. I'll also call the manufacturer of Rowasa. The last time it was out of stock and not available, it was b/c they went to a new manufacturer and they didn't give out the new part number to the pharmacies. So when the pharmacies went to refill it, they pulled up the old part number from the old manufacturer and it showed it had been discontinued. I'll look into it again and report back next week.  Perhaps a new vendor is manufacturing it now and the mishap has repeated itself again.


Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  12/22/07 Ending 2 month flare & heading into remission - no blood, D or other symptoms since 12/22/07 :-)   Keeping fingers crossed!

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