Christine and emory - my husband is doing well. He has been in remission for 9 months - has it in both lungs. His ct scan to see how things are will be next week. We have our fingers crossed but he has no new symptoms anyway. He handled chemo and radiation, etc. so well I hate to whine and complain - but he is used to my whining, I think!!
Yes, talked with my NP today and she reassured me that predisone "should" put me into remission pretty fast. I hope she is right. She said the doc and her really don't have many ways to go with me now. Yes, my UC had spread 10 c.m. since October which is about 4 inches. The only medication I have taken since then is Proctofoam and hydrocortisone enemas - they both made bleeding and cramping worse. Hoping oral prednisone will do the job!! Doc prescribed a three month plan starting with 40 mg.
Thanks for reply and obviously caring - hope you are all doing well.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.