Silly boy! I can understand his concerns, but living with a poo bag isn't all that bad, I hear. And very few people with UC die from it, and even though our chance of getting colon cancer is somewhat higher, I actually view it as not being that big of a deal since we get colonoscopies more often, so it's likely going to be caught earlier. Anyway, I hope that he's a bit more supportive now! Maybe have him look at the ccfa.org website. I think there's some good info on there for families of UC/Crohn's people.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).