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.

Thinking about Baby Number 2

Secondly, now that the mild flare has stopped, my husband and I are trying for baby number 2. I got clearance from my Dr at the beginning of October but we’ve waited a while longer until I felt comfortable. I am so excited to give my son a sibling and at the same time terrified […]

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Hats off to UC’ers !!!

Some more background: I love being with people and having fun with my family. Symptoms: I have frequent mood swings and been bleeding for quite a long time. Have lost weight too as it happens with most people with this disease. Hats Off to UC’ers Greetings to Adam and all. I am writing from New […]

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Advice for Newly Diagnosed Sufferer

Meet Patricia: Hi I’m Patricia. Diagnosed with UP in April of this year (2014). I am 53 years old and a single mom to an 11 year old very active son. Some more background info: I advocate for animal rights, follow a vegan diet (unsure about continuing this) and foster homeless and abused dogs until […]

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Andrew’s Colitis Story

Lately, I’ve been yo-yo’ing between feeling “okay” and feeling awful. My biggest symptoms are bleeding, joint pain, constipation and shortness of breath. I don’t totally understand what constitutes a “flare”? Is it different for everyone? Any way to tell when one is coming?

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The Days with IBD

Has anyone experienced this morning urgency but then haven’t had an urge to go for the rest of the day? Imuran, is it worth my time to look into? Is the diet just meant to get me to a place where I can survive, my hope is to improve, not just live everyday hoping that […]

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)