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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.


An App for Ulcerative Colitis Self-Care – Finally!

Hey all you UC’ers, I’m pleased to tell you about a free app that I recently learned about, called IBD Health Storylines. It is specifically designed for individuals diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and IBD, created with inputs from the patient community. This app makes it easy to record your bowel activity, food triggers, moods and […]

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Statins and UC

Meet Veronica: 61 Female diagnosed with UC Jan 2011. Born and raised NYC. Work in the medical field (emergency medicine) but practice a more holistic approach to disease in my own life. Some more about Veronica: Passionate about Classical/Spanish and acoustic guitar and have been slowly learning how to play for past five years. Colitis […]

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New to the Group, Diagnosed with UC

I was diagnosed with UC at age 17 by colonoscopy and am now 38. Living with this disease has been a struggle and I’m thankful to have found this group. I work full time in the healthcare industry, and have a wonderful husband and five children. Some more about Dana: I live in North Carolina, […]

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Mild Flare Came and Left, got PREGNANT, what is this?

Meet Roxy: Roxy, 27 Chinese, living in Asia. Happily married and now expecting our little precious cupcake! Enjoys exploring different cultures and trying weird foods. Used to workout diligently daily, hardcore weights and insanity. Cut down a lot and mainly walking and hiking since I discovered I’m newly pregnant. Current Symptoms: Mild flare and getting […]

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Struggling To Get To the Surface

I’ve been suffering from a UC flare up for the past two and half years now. Since it started I have gotten C-Diff, as well as developed Cellulitis and Mouth/Canker Sores underneath my tongue. Also achy joints, edema and extreme fatigue. I just never feel “well” anymore. My doctors don’t seem to think I have […]

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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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