wow this past 6 months have been incredible changes. i had a colonscope with biopsies in march and also barium xrays,then the internalist surgeon i have been seeing told me it looks like colitis,an started me on asacol. i was having lots of stomach cramping , pain by my right ovary area , change bm's ...more frequent, sometimes explosive,yet sometimes pencil shaped pieces. sorryfor the descriptions but they may help someonelse reading it to see that they are not alone either. the asacol is working .the dr said he didn;t do enough biopsies for things to be totally conclusive and whatever he saw he wants torecheck in september .so yes in less than a month now i am due for another colonscope. the last two weeks i am flaring up a bit again.despite the last few months of improvment because not only have i been taking asacol but very carefully changed my diet. there was several foods that affected me badly including milk products. i do still eat a wee bot of chees now and then but nothing processed. i take proavtive yogurt regularly in small amounts and yes acidophillus really helps .i have been on it almost 5 months now and know a doctor who takes it faothfully himself. you see i am a licenced practical nurse. Also guess what..i am very human and this is scarey disease foe me with my family hx. my maternal grandma died of bowel ca and my mamma is aca survivor now. so i must be careful and diligent and seek to learn from all of you as much as i can to help my own diagnosis. i want to thankyou all for your posts because i have read alot and it helps me feel much better seeing such strength and unity. i am gonna get through this and i can;t wait for a definitive diagnosis. you see i have jad quite a journey thus far...my medical insurance companycut me off because i am on asacol. so,yes it is a financialhardship. i wonder is thereany companyin Canada who will give me medical insurance if i have ulcerative colitis or crohns??? it'reallystrange and i do notunderstand why they cut me off i guess because the medication is expensive. o well thanks for listening feels good to unload where i know someone will understand my pain. sincerely, S.
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