Meet BC Mom:
Hi all, I have been officially diagnosed for approx. 18 months via sigmoidoscopy. I have a Rx for Mesalazine enemas which I cannot retain. My goal is ‘natural healing’ of my body (I hope) and not to just mask the symptoms. Things are not good right now, blood with every BM, 15+ a day, struggling to get anywhere with doctor appointments and 2 young babes.
Some more about me:
My name is Bev, I am 28 years old and from BC, Canada. I am married to an amazing man and we have 2 boys ages 2 (almost) and 10 months. They keep me busy!!! I enjoy summer, wine, fishing and cooking.
Colitis Remission, Where Are You
I was diagnosed approx 18 months ago, I went for a sigmoidoscopy while pregnant with our 2nd son. I had been having symptoms for about a year that were getting progressively worse and once I was at the point of blood with every BM I decided I needed to get checked. I got a Rx for hemorrhoids which did nothing then INSISTED to another doctor to send me for a sigmoidoscopy for fear of colon cancer which my grandpa had. Was then diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, the lower part of the colon. Was given an Rx for some steroid enema for 2 weeks, it did nothing, went back and got an Rx for Mesalazine which I had no idea what to do with.
I honestly had the worst doctor ever, he said ‘you have UC, use this, if it doesn’t work come back’.
Not a word of what UC was, ways to treat it etc. etc. NOTHING!
So here I sit with probably 3 weeks worth of Mesalazine enemas sitting in my closet because I cannot retain them and am so burned out by the end of the night to spend 1/2 an hour on the bathroom floor giving myself an enema. Which leads me to desperately hoping for an alternative approach. Would love to hear remission success stories because after a full on sobbing breakdown to my husband I am ready to try anything! Having to call out “I’ll be right there, mommy is on the toilet” 15 times a day is heartbreaking. I have only told a few people, it really isn’t an easy topic to bring up and I am completely embarrassed to talk about my ‘butt’. I am so thrilled to be reading your stories and successes. It really gives me hope!!! I am thankful that at this time in my life I am at home with my boys because I could not work (at this point) with my condition. If I do not get to a toilet immediately I pass mucous/gas/blood. (seriously can’t believe I just wrote these words)
written by BC Mom
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