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Archive | Colitis Stories

Below are the complete list of stories that have been submitted by users of the website. They are mostly written by ulcerative colitis patients (UC’ers), but there are also some stories from parents, family, and friends of UC folks too. Some stories are about the initial diagnosis while others are about hard and sometimes happy times that follow after you know for sure you have UC.

The Chronic

My name is Riann. It’s pronounced Ryan, just like a boys. Just wanted to clarify straight out. I currently reside in sunny South Florida with my 2 young daughters. I have been in healthcare for 10 plus years and work for a medicaid provider process appeal requests from hospitals and doctors offices. I was diagnosed […]

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Trial and Error Going on 15 Years

I’m Mike- eastern European white Jewish genetic background, my family had varying degrees of the same illness and symptoms like ulcerative colitis. I’ve had some alcohol and some substance use in the past.Trying to exercise and recoop in my 40’s the disease came on full force at around at the late 4o’s. 1)excessive bleeding – […]

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Virtual Colonoscopy

Hi the question I got as I am an anxious person & don’t like the idea of anesthetic as different doctors have said I may have mild colitis my question is: has anyone had a Virtual Colonoscopy instead of the traditional Colonoscopy as it seems less intimidating, would appreciate advice. Michael’s Colitis Like Symptoms: mild […]

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Stupid UC

My Colitis Right Now: Currently I’m having my first flare since diagnosed and what I guess was remission for the past year. The first time was some blood but mostly diarrhea. I went from 205 lbs to 155 at my lowest. Today it’s mostly just bloody water after a movement. Bloating and gassy too. About […]

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College and Colitis

My name is Matt and I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2013 after struggling with symptoms for about 6 months prior. I played hockey in high school and continue to play hockey in college. I was out of a flare for about a year and a half, symptom free and living normally. I was […]

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Virginia’s Colitis Story

I’m from New Jersey. I lived a pretty normal life before I got UC. I went to community college where I studied nursing. I watched a lot of TV. I hung out with friends. I used to eat basically anything that I wanted. I don’t really know what suddenly caused me to flare up because […]

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UC and Nerve Damage

Intro: 60 year old woman diagnosed with mild to moderate UC in October 2015. Up until a year before that I was in very good health, very active, a keen distance walker and swimmer. A minor accident causing a hip injury in November 2014 then diagnosed with C6/7 spinal compression mid 2015. Naproxen for the […]

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Staying CLOSED OFF From Getting HELP

Dear UC’ers, Family, and Friends, I received a very short email at 9 pm on Sunday night. Please give it a read, and then I have a few questions. Here is the email: I don’t personally have UC. My boyfriend has it. They discovered it about a year ago. I think the hardest struggle has […]

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