I read something the other day online.....I believe it was from a Cambridge, Mass newspaper (Cambridge Chronicle) I check from time to time....regarding the possibility of trying to enact a law requiring businesses that do NOT have public restrooms to allow a person to use their facilities if they carry some sort of medical proof that they suffer from UC, Chrons or a 3rd condition that escapes me right now. This suggested law or ordinance was for either Cambridge or Boston.
What I found interesting about this in the whole big picture is just how prevalent it really must be if there is talk about tying to enact something like this. (Not sure who is behind trying to get this passed) Whether or not it will pass or go anywhere at all the fact remains we are starting to see UC more and more out there in the open and in the forefront. For that I was pleased to see some mention of it. It is things like this that will start to make a difference that UC starts to be given the attention it deserves.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran 2 1/2 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month