There is some truth in what you are saying for me, too. I don't know if lately I've used "oh I have to get past this flare" or, "oh, I need to get more stable and feel in control" before I go to the next level and strike out on some additional volunteering or professional side avenues, too. I have the desire, but don't always have the energy. My husband is a constant support and encourager, but my motivation is lacking. I, too, would like to hear the responses. I don't think any of us can afford emotionally to "stop" in life and let UC take us down. Just my rambling thoughts, hope you don't mind.
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07
started on 2 Lialda/day and increased to 4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
40 mg. Prednisone for two weeks starting 9/16/07 and tapering by 5mg per week started 9/28/07
Activia yogurt; multi-vitamin; extra calcium supplement; omega 3's