Wow, Dave. I hope you can get back on the functioning well track soon. Life's sure thrown you some curve balls of late!
Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had UC, then J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Prednisone, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. Symptomatic with UC after that.
Colonoscopy in 2001 dx'd left-sided UC. Was pretty darn ill at that time, dehydrated, weak, unable to work. Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working so switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007, brought under control with enemas, steroid and Rowasa.
Gall bladder attack 6/13; ultrasound showed stones; Lap chole performed October 26, 2007.
100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression) daily.