I’m still on a trend of gradual improvement. Wednesday, April 28th, marked a longer time spent awake during the day, more food intake, and two walks, each twice around the cul-de-sac. I was able to do some work from home in the morning via computer and Internet. Diane’s brother, Joe, and his wife, Angela, came by in the afternoon and stayed for dinner. Sometime in there, I got a phone call from my sister, Emily Kay, who is currently in Alice Springs, Australia.
I also got a call from my gastroenterologist, who looked at my pathology report and also says that it appears that my ailment was ulcerative colitis. My prednisone taper will be ten days of
10 mg, ten days of 5 mg, then stop. The imuran will continue as a maintenance medicine for the remnant of rectum I still have.
My weight very early on April 29th was 182 lbs.