Thanks for the replies. I know he's 88...what could I expect them to do?
I just want to make sure he gets the right treatment to make life more comfortable for him. His quality of life has really gone down the hill due to his eyes, hearing, and heart. He's been through several major surgeries in his life time. Jut had a pace maker put in this year on my b-day! Had GI issue before I was born too.
My family doesn't take my illness seriously especially when I mention the genetic connection found by research. I just want them to take the proper precautions, learn about
this to not be blind sided like I was! ...but some people like living in ignorance. Guess I just care too much! My sister alone thinks it will be my own fault if I lose my colon due to lack of understanding and willingness to understand! Talking to them about
this is like talking to a brick wall. I tried to explain things but it just blows up in my face and I got blamed for upsetting the family! Guess I'm jealous of people who have family member with this..at least they get some support. I just get ignored by family members and now nurses!
41 year old female Accountant, diagnosed July 2010
flaring as of 10/15/2010,
Rectosigmoid up to 30 cm....very mild?
Mesalamine 4gm enema daily
Asacol oral 2 pills 2x daily - due to tolerance level
Folic Acid 1 mg daily / Probotics / Calcium + Vit D / Bene-fiber
Microgestin (birth control), Magnesium for leg cramp