The best of luck to you. I sure can relate to those last few inches of inflammation. I think I could cope a lot better if it were further into my colon. Cramps I can tolerate. This is terrible, can't even pass gass without pain. Right now I am sitting on a pillow at the computer. Have you ever tried the Cort enemas in place of Rowasa?
I must admit these last few weeks have been very uncomfortable, but as long as I can stay out of the hospital. I'm quite a bit older than you and have high blood pressure issues, so kinda scared of surgery. I told my husband that if I can get over this herald, I will really, diligently watch my diet and stress level. However, if I have another flare within six months or so, I will definitely seek another course. Scared of Remicade. My GI doctor is pushing it but his associate said a definite NO for me because I was exposed to the TB virus back in the 60's and apparently this associate lost a patient while she was on remicade and she too was at one time exposed to the TB virus. My GI said there are solutions to that. Well, I certainly don't want to be a guinea pig. I may be almost 63 but I still feel I would like to stay around a few more years. My husband is 71 and runs circles around me.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.