Hi Old Hat
It sounds like we have the same left sided colitis and Colozal is working for me. I guess I should get the idea out of my head that after 8 weeks I'd be off this stuff. Last time I was told it was gone and got off me 2 months later all the symptoms came back.
I have up my colozal to 3 and 3 (am and pm) but noticed since doing that I have increased in stool, no blood but lots of pottying ( 2 stools a day to 5 today at least) Maybe I will try back down to 2 and 2 I was doing fine on that.
I belive, truly in my heart, that one day I will be free of this. I try not to obsess about it and I'm working on changing my thought pattern from worry to positive (before this job I was more positive, accertive, confident) so I'm working on getting back there. A wonderful book that I have had, but forgot about it and it just reappeared, is Norman Vincent Peal's book, Power of Positive Thinking. The chapter on breaking the worry habit and how to use your faith for healing are awesome! Really, the whole book is uplifting.
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis
Colozal 4 a day