hateuc...the difference of the "texture" in the rectum is from having more continued inflammation and cellular changes. I think it changes the structure because of inflammation and all that happenes during that process.
It still looked a normal pink at the top of the rectum, but more opaque/solid rather than clearer, and farther down it looked a bit darker pink, so that would be considered to be inflamed, albeit extremely mild. Some might be from the prep, but it could be that the area is always somewhat easily inflamed/touchy...hence my continued use of the enemas, especially for maintenance.
I'm still bleeding from the biopsies,, but I have no symptoms that I'd consider having inflammation such as wet farts/urgency...but I'll use the enemas till the bleeding is completely gone (hopefully by tomorrow).
CDETER...from the first one, I've never been put out. He did mention that other patients seem to sleep with the dosage he gives me...but he obviously doesn't mind if patients are awake or asleep.
It also depends on the med choice of the doctor...but patients should have the right to what they want or don't want. That's not necessarily the case. A discussion with the doctor at an appointment before the scope and a HUGE reminder the day of the scope might render some results of a different med (with the choice to add more if necessary)
Thanks again everyone...I'll report on the results next month.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 10/19/2013 11:38:34 AM (GMT-6)