I am amazed at how different it is to be in remission.
Yesterday I left my office and drove 45 minutes to a fundraiser, hung out and had a few appetizers and a glass of wine, left that fundraiser and drove 30 minutes to another fundraiser (it's campaign season). Hung out and ate a cupcake (it looked too good to resist), drove 45 minutes to meet my husband at a sports bar, stayed for about an hour and half, then drove home…all with not a single visit to the restroom.
Before remission (and for more than 20 years) that routine would have involved at least 4, maybe 5 preemptive or necessary visits to the restroom.
I am so grateful for Remicade!!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985.
Asacol for 20+ years with Prednisone & Rowasa for flares (But nothing since Remicade).
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some. Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow