Hi and welcome!
Honestly, I think what mostly contributed to your relapse was not staying on your maintenance meds (it's pretty much required for those of us with UC/UP) and taking NSAID pain relievers. The spicy food and such could very well make the situation worse, but I'd bet the other two things were more responsible for the relapse. And, UC just goes through periods of flares and remission...it's the nature of the beast.
As for not having insurance, please go to the thread at the top of the main page (titled UC resources) and go to the last post. It has a link you can go to for information about
patient assistance programs for prescript
ion drugs (I'm 90% sure Asacol, Canasa, and Rowasa have programs) and for a list of free and sliding scale clinics.
As for enemas being a pain the the butt, a lot of us on here use them as maintenance (I do them twice a week). Yeah, it's not fun, but if it helps me stay in remission, it's more than worth it!
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Current meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin.