The real test, I knew, was going to come during the month of September, as I began teaching my first college course, and had to deal with the transition of going from summer mode into grad school mode. Usually this is a pretty chaotic and bad period for me, thanks to IBD. I’m happy to say that this year things have gone really smoothly, pun intended. Actually, my bowels have been totally solid for weeks, without even a day of loose stools. No mucus what so ever. I’ve even been constipated TWICE in the last two weeks, which I enjoyed mightily, I dont even remember the last time I experienced the thrill of constipation. I’m not joking.
A new and exciting element: I’m almost completely off all medication. I’m down from 750mg of Colazal per day to about 250mg per day, sometimes I dont take any. I’m trying to keep taking a very small dose each day, although will discontinue even this in a month or two if things are still so good.
Still, I want to err on the side of caution to those reading, my UC was never super severe, and although clearly this appears to be a huge and prolonged improvement for me since I inoculated, there is still the off chance that it is some kind of wild placebo-induced remission. Only with more time (and potentially more helminths) will I be able to be totally conclusive. Until then, more kind thoughts for my little comrades please 🙂