I am a forty year old mother of two living in N San Diego County. I was first diagnosis ed with UC in 2001 (lower portion of colon affected). My gastro Dr prescribed canasa which worked great and put me into remission for ten years. The past two years I have been battling the disease as it now encompassed my entire colon. Was severely sick, lost tons of weight, became anemic, no social life, just a complete mess. Steroids and anti inflammatory medications weren't working. I was really scared and didn't know what to do.