...at least my colon is happy!!!!
I saw my gastroenterologist this afternoon for my yearly check up and I'm absolutely thrilled with my visit. I've been taking medication to manage my ulcerative colitis for almost five years and since I've been doing well, which we both attribute to going gluten-free AND having the endo removed, she thinks that I may be able to go off of my medication!
I honestly never thought that it would be possible since five years ago I was so sick. Before our wedding I was on steroids and my UC wasn't being managed well at all. Actually right before Mr. JB proposed I was so sick that I was barely eating and I was disgustingly thin. Since I've been on my current meds my disease has been in remission and I haven't looked back.
So my GI wants me to have a colonoscopy in May to see what's going on and if things are good we're going to wean off of the meds. I'm a little bit hesitant since it took such a long time to find a medication that I wasn't allergic to and that my body responded well to. But my doctor also said that she's had many patients go off of the meds and have gone on to have happy, healthy lives.
I really hope that five years from now I will be able to write about how well my ladyparts work!!!
I'm overjoyed at the thought of being able to take less medicine. I joked with the doctor today about my "old lady pill sorter" and I know that it would only mean three less pills, but it would help!
In cycle news, I'm on CD8 and my spotting has finally stopped. Thank God that it was just light red spotting, no brown in sight!!!! I wish that I would have a shorter cycle, but the past three days have been so light that I've gotten away with just a liner. Honestly, I would be rich if I didn't spend on all of the feminine products in my endo days!
p.s. Are any of you watching P.arenthood??? I'm totally in love with the show! I just watched last night's episode and I thought, "Really? So your new favourite show is about parents?" Ironies of ironies, eh?