Thanks! It does appear that my colon is completely clear of any signs of UC at them moment. The report of the rectal ulcer biopsy is quite odd, it states that:
"the findings in the rectum are consistent with, although not diagnostic of, chronic, severely active proctitis as a component of ulcerative colitis/proctocolitis and other causes of the ulceration should be excluded clinically." This was the only abnormal finding in the biopsy series.
I talked with the surgeon today and he wants to check that I don't have inner rectal prolapse causing the solitary ulcer. He is trying to decide what surgical options are practical, if there is a possibility I can get surgery for the ulcer without removing the colon. I keep baffling the doctors! The surgeon says the ulcer is not typical of UC so it makes everything more compicated. My GI took me off Humira in February, she thinks it is not doing anything for me. Now I am on 2.4mgs Lialda and 100mgs of 6MP. I still have bleeding, rectal pain, diarrhea, constipation, mucus, tenesmus, etc.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil, Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Humira started 4/4/08, 6MP started 6/24/08