Quick Video of an important part of my diet. Actually it’s about 33% of my diet any day of the week, so that’s pretty impressive. After 4 plus years on smoothies to help control colitis and then a year and half off them, I’m back on the smoothie train and loving it.
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 doctor tells me stress can make the UC act up more. What I would really like to know is how am I not suppose to be stressed? I work and go to college and I pay my bills like I’m suppose to but it’s hard sometimes. Any tips on dealing with the stress and the pain?
Intro: Hi – I’m Megan. I have UC – diagnosed in 2012. Currently in my second flare in two months. I am not a happy camper right now. Some more about me: I live in California and have two very rambunctious boys under the age of six. I am fortunate that my husband fishes the […]
Would you be interested in meeting up with other UC’ers who use this website and the iHaveUC Facebook Page???? That is what this post is all about, and I’m betting that there’s quite a few of you who would be thrilled to hang out with some other UC’ers wherever you live, but I need to know for sure.
My biggest worry now is how will my UC effect getting pregnant or will my children have colitis. We are talking about starting a family and that is weighing heavy on my mind. I wonder if I’ll be able to conceive, I’m not sure if any of the procedures I’ve had done or medications I’ve been on for my UC will effect my fertility at all.
What this taught me, and ultimately what my experiences taught me, is that we need to be critical of every choice a doctor makes because our bodies reflect that choice, good or bad. Do research, use your common sense, THINK about what your GI is recommending and don’t be shy to voice your concerns.
It’s hard to see a show or play softball if, at any moment, all of a sudden I need to go to the bathroom, like within 30 seconds or I’ll have an accident. Also the fact that I can’t fart without feeling like I’m going to crap my pants. Ugh.