My fiance has been very supportive of my condition and I haven’t told any other family members about my condition. It seems somewhat embarrassing to talk about let alone the doctor making me come back again for another colonoscopy in about a month.
Archive | October, 2014
Intro: I am a recently married 52 year young woman who until being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis was very strong and healthy. My husband and I love going out of town often on road trips to visit friends. Now he mostly goes by himself as I usually am too unsure to go. Some more about […]
How to go about proving that your colitis is bad but you don’t necessarily need to see a doctor or have a doctor’s note. What is normal in terms of “sick days per year”. How often can you expect not to be able to perform your usual responsibilities? These questions are what this post is […]
After 19 years of on and off symptoms, they last 5-6 years being progressively worse, they are gone! I had my first surgery 3 weeks ago today! I have to say it is very strange not to poop! Some more about Kira: As a mom, wife, sister, and teacher, I can not wait to be […]
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING INTEREST regarding probiotics as a helpful treatment for ulcerative colitis, we have just released the most recent Probiotics Survey Results for everyone to dive into. On behalf of all the current and future readers of the site and the site’s newsletter, I can’t thank the 478 participants enough for taking some […]
Meet June: I was diagnosed with UC in 1999 while pregnant with my son. I still had a fairly “normal” life, only flaring maybe twice a year. My first hospital stay was in the summer of 2008 because nothing else was working to get my flare under control. I remember that was a very stressful […]
I was diagnosed in 2001 with this disease and have had ups and downs over the years. I started out as a mild case but in 2009 turned into more of a severe case. I have had about 6 colonoscopies and have been on several meds. Some more about Kimberly: So…I have two beautiful daughter-my […]
A little background info: I was raised by two inspiring people who’s hearts are always in the right place. They instilled in me my biggest values: love, loyalty, a respect and awe for the natural world, and to question everything. Since my diagnosis every one of these values has been tested in inexplicable ways, and […]
My Gastroenterologist believes me to be a moderate to severe sufferer, I have not had any surgeries (knock on whatever happens to be around that resembles wood), and I am “medication compliant” as they say, which basically means out of desperation I obey the doctors.
Intro: I am a mom with a child with Ulcerative Colitis. I reside in Ross, Ohio in the United States. I spend my days ordering colostomy supplies, checking lab results and making doctor appointments. Thank You Ulcerative Colitis In late July and early August, we were in California on vacation. My eleven year old was […]
Intro: I’m a 37 year old female, born in Scotland to English born parents, although my fathers lineage is Austrian Jewish. I am currently studying in my 3rd year of a degree in Civil Engineering. Some more about me: I am a rock climber, mainly indoors due to proximity to good outdoor stuff and having […]
Here’s a list of natural TNF blockers: Tumeric/ Curcumin; Milk Thistle; Stinging nettle leaf extract; Fish Oil / Omega 3’s; CoQ10; Green Tea / EGCG; Vitamin E / Alpha Tocopheral; Magnesium; Tart Cherry Juice; Ashwagandha
Hello everyone my name is Eli, I am 19 years old and got diagnosed with mild Ulcerative Colitis on August 1st of this year. I am just wondering how long a flare can last because for me it seems like an eternity, going on more than 1 month while figuring out a right diet and […]