Turns out I have the chronic kind of colitis, ulcerative colitis. So, the GI doctor is putting me on prednisone and apriso for 6 weeks. I am also e-mailing a copy of all the test results to Dr. H so that he can put me on LDN in the future. And, apparently, according to the warnings that came along with the prednisone, it can cause osteoperosis, so out of an abundance of caution, I am going to pick up some type of calcium supplement to prevent that. Boy, I sure did think I had a lot of freaking pills to take before all this happened. Now, a whole lot more. My giant day of the week pill box needs to be even bigger now! Sigh.
I checked out the diet info on the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation web page, and they say there is no particular diet and that you should eat a well balanced diet. So, I am going to stick to my anti-inflammatory plan and keep a food journal to see if anything causes issues.
This is all so much to take in that I just feel like sitting down and having a big ol cry.
I tried that piyo class this morning (stress reduction is supposed to be important with this condition, and hey, I need it on the IF front too). That class was the furthest thing from relaxing. My experience with both pilates and yoga has been that they are calm, soothing, slow paced, deep breathing classes. Well, this one wasn't. First of all, the instructor came in all upset and griping for 10 minutes about how the dog grooming lady was late and she had to leave her dogs with a stranger. Sorry for her, but she shouldn't be bringing that all up in the class. Then, the class itself was so not pilates or yoga. I mean, it had the poses in there, but to upbeat, fastpaced, club type music, and the poses were at warp speed. It was almost like trying to make it a cardio class. I was so disappointed. The only other yoga class they offer is a 5:15 in the morning, and that is too ridiculously early for me. So, it looks like I'll just stick with Zumba.
That's all for now. I just need to wrap my head around this diagnosis. I think I will go ahead and have that cry just to get it out of my system.