First of all, you are such a caring partner - you deserve a hug for that!
Secondly, you might remember that I am one who also tried Ayurveda. It did not work for me (I'm sure it works for some). From your post, I think you might be putting too much hope on Ayurveda when there are SO MANY other things to try. Particularly enemas. On this site, you will find many, many people who found them really helpful. There are all herbal ones and prescript
ion ones and both have in my experience worked when nothing else could "touch" the inflamed areas and stop the bleeding.
Also, have you tried probiotics, and some of the different diet suggestions? (salmon and high omega-3 foods, spinach and sunflower seeds, etc.) Also, I tried ordering meds from India (via Canada) at one time, but the Asacol formulation (I forget the name) is not bio-identical and it did not help me like my expensive US Asacol does. Just something to ask about
I have been bleeding almost constantly since 2007 (only enemas stop it, but I'm not very regular at those). I take extreme care to keep my iron levels high. I also eat very high calorie foods at every meal (thank heavens for avocados and mayonnaise!)
Surgery might be the right option for your wife - but either way, she should focus on regaining her weight, iron counts, and strength right away. Then make a decision from there.
diagnosed with UC in Feb 2007
taking 12 Asacol/day since then
take Rowasa enema as needed
Mega-dosing on iron due to anemia
Have tried dozens of alternate remedies:
glutamine, sunflower/spinach, omega3, Ayurveda, reflexology, herbal prescriptions, blood allergy testing (avoiding dairy and eggwhites), tried no nightshades, tried SCD (not very strict to be honest), tried Guts to Glory program, briefly tried David Klein diet, mega-probiotics, probiotic enemas, slippery elm enemas, etc. etc.
I know that the right combination for what my tender tummy needs is out there!