Christine - I think you are doing exactly right. We who are over 60 have to look at UC a little differently, I believe. I would not consider surgery unless life threatening problems occurred. My new specialist said at my age (69) Remicade and similar would be a great risk and he would never recommend it - I think most he said was chance of infection - extremely serious at my age.
Keep moving in the right direction, Christine!
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
No prescriptions as of yesterday! Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.