ha, thanks - i see you had diverticulitis as well; my mother was diagnosed with it about 15 years ago also. Is there a connection with UC?
I wish I knew! One doctor mentioned in passing that sometimes people that have had partial colectomies like I had end up developing UC, but I don't know if that's been proven or is hearsay or what.
She is speaking with a nutritionist who has put her on the diet you mention, so hopefully that helps. She's eating so little right now though that I'm not all that hopeful diet can do much....and what she does eat, she poops out almost immediately!
When I was at my worst, I could think about
/smell food and have to go running for the toilet. Or take a drink of water. So frustrating.
I have spoken with her doctor on the phone, she made me a healthcare proxy, but going with her is tricky - she is really hating all the monitoring of her - my poor father isn't faring well with any of it either. He's trying to take care of her but she's being pretty mean to him. She's just had it with everything.
I hope something works soon.
I'm your mother's age, so I don't know how I'd feel about
my kids going with me either, but I had to go through this with my mom when she was developing dementia. It's uncomfortable to push your way in, but it's for the best. Maybe you can appease her by saying you need more information to inform yourself in case you ever "inherit" the conditions. I'm sorry it's so tough for her and for you and your dad. I hope she improves soon, too. If she hasnt had any improvement lately, maybe it's time to re-visit the doctor to inform them of that and to see what can be added to the arsenal.