Great news edie! I have been having a little success with prednisone - after trying everything else and getting worse - it is finally nice to get some better, huh? Hope it continues for both of us.
As for talking about it with family and friends - I have a sister who will isten - not sure she wants to but will. We only get to talk on the phone so maybe that is easier, I don't know. My husband is supportive but never asks questions - I am sure after 47 years he knows when I am doing good or not!!
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.