Sounds as if you're at least started in the right direction by getting that colonoscopy scheduled. Congratulations on that victory! In addition to visualizing the colon, they should be taking biopsies also during the procedure.
I assume your doctor access is limited because of the HMO? But there still should be a provision for a second opinion. If you aren't happy with what happens after the C-scope, look at your policy or ask about
the appeal process. I think they're required to have one. My experience with HMO's is that most of them can provide decent care, but often you have to fight for it. The next time you have a chance, you may want to consider what other plans (if any) are offered by your employer.
Good luck, and I hope you get some answers soon.
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years!
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."