Zurich...my deepest condolences to you on the passing of your mom. I can truly understand your fears regarding surgeries, etc in the future..maybe a discussion with the doctor could explain exactly as to the why.
When my mom and dad died, I ended up flaring because of the family issues involved. Both times were extremely stressful.
The rectal meds (I would suggest Rowasa) will help with your symptoms to deal with the inflammation while you're going through this time. I couldn't imagine what I was going through and dealing with uncontrolled flares.
Please consider the meds...
Healing thoughts sent your way.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!