I have UC due to radiation therapy in the pelvis area…The doctors have tried different medications to stop the bleeding..I have had two colonoscopies and have ruled out colon cancer.
I am now trying mesalalina enemas every day for two weeks. Hopefully it will work.
Some more about me:
I am 83 years old and living alone.
bleeding, diarheea, burning, and pressure when I walk ro stand.
I hate to have the doctors check my butt.
My family helps me get around and being very supportive. I am concerned and worried that this is a life-long problem without a cure.
This problem is very debilitating. I cannot get around like I used to.
I am very tired all the time and always concerned about bathroom facilities being close by. I cannot walk up stairs without stopping every few landings. I can walk a few blocks but I have to sit down because of the constant pressure.
I have to wear Depends all the time in case of an accident. I am bleeding blood clots and having bloody diarrhea.
The worst possible scenario would be surgery..My doctor at this point says that this is not necessary…
Does anyone know of a better medication that will help the ulcer?
This problem has been with me for six months and has caused all sorts of problem with my living alone. It is difficult to take care of myself without any help. I am not eligible for daily assistance.
I have Acess-a-ride which has been very helpful going to my doctor appointments. My children are all adults and have their own concerns. They help me as much as they can without interfering with thier lives.
I am a diabetic and have high blood pressure and must be on a daily regimen of medications. I sometimes am so depressed, I just sit and cry.
Does anyone see a light at the end of the tunnel? If there are any solutions to any of my problems, I would appreciate any information that would be helpful.
Please give me any help that is out there or any website that might be useful or helpful.
I want to thank each and every one with helpful solutions.
The canasa suppositories did not help.
The mesalamine enemas are helping me.
written by Josephine S
submitted in the colitis venting area