Thought I would give an update. I consider myself cured. I see some of the most inane things on line. One that just caught my attention said that the only cure for UC was removal of intestine. SAD that this stuff is out there. Any way I thought I would give an update. When I eat an extremely high sugar meal (just ate a large piece of chocolate cake, remember I am a diabetic, my stomach/intestine is in growl mode which made me think of this past condition in my life. I now on odd occasions will have poops so solid they have hurt. I eat hot Thai, Mexican etc. I will take some probiotics occasionally. I know people do not like the word cured but I have been cured of other ailments so I have no problem now after so many years of "remission" saying I am cured. Praise the Lord.