Joyce’s Ulcerative Colitis seems to be in complete remission but she still experiences the chronic rectal pain. A heating pad relieves it somewhat. Sitting and standing for a period of time makes it worse. Lying down at bedtime, her pain gradually subsides, and she doesn’t have problems sleeping through the night.
I was diagnosed 9 years ago with proctosigmoiditis at age 67. I couldn't believe it, because I had always thought UC was a young person's disease.