I'm having company right now so I'm a bit MIA but I did just read through this thread as I remembered you were having trouble with bleeding/pain.
It's good that you went and checked it out it seems...I hope the new med really kicks in with the 6MP and does the trick for you.
And I'm with you on the pred...I'm going to try to avoid it at all costs.
I sure hope you feel better soon!
Amy, 33, dx with idiopathic colitis July 2009, confirmed UC Sept 2009
Currently: In Remission since April 2010
Asacol 4 pills 2 times daily
Rowasa (slow taper, skipping every 3rd night)
Probiotic: Ultimate Flora Critical Care