Yes, pray we all get there - at least even close would be good for some of us. I am close. I don't have any symptoms but little spasms in rectal area and blood/mucous with my 2 or 3 BM's morning. Otherwise, eating more kinds of food, less gas, no pains (except gas once ina while). But, I have IBS so have lived with some of that for many years - mostly when I do not eat properly for my system.
I am still on prednisone and 6 MP - so I want all this without steroids - or very low dose.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.