Hey guys, I was out of the doctor's office by 9:25. And unfortunately the laxative is still running through me, and it is 3:17 in the afternoon here where I live. We are asleep during the procedure and are not shown any pictures of course. But the doctor comes in and tells us what he has found before we leave. And just as expected, he found the rectal inflammation, was asked by him this morning if I was having any problems and I told when things seemed to flare up, and how.
And he unfortunately found another small area of inflammation just above the sigmoid colon that is not reachable by the enemas, I'm thinking this may be the same area that was present 3 years ago that the lab stated looked like aspirin damage, but I don't know. Because 3 years ago he mentioned nothing about any area being inflamed. He took about 8 biopsy samples to send to the lab, I asked him if it appeared that it might be anything other than inflammation, he said no. I will know in a week about the biopsies. He did not put me back on any enemas yet for the rectal inflammation. I am very sore from all the bathroom trips, and now my entire colon and rear is even sorer from the colonoscopy but I'll get over it.
I'm so glad that is over with. I did mention to him when I have these spells of multiple bathroom trips that I have bad cramps or spasms. I asked him if he could write me a prescription for Levsin to use when I have these spasms as they are painful. He said, you are not on any now? I told him I had not been on any since around the late 80's, but it was the early 90's. So I can get that filled and use it only when needed.
I guess we will discuss whether I should increase my asacol or change to something else when I go back the end of this month for a followup. Just thought everyone would want to hear.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.