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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For people battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease — an umbrella diagnosis that includes serious digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis IBD Image — it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. There currently are very few medicines to treat the condition, which affects an estimated 1.4 million people in the United States. Those with […]
Intro: Hi, I’m Bonny, 36 years old, married, 3 children. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year and I’m still trying to get on top of things! Some more about Bonny: I live on Anglesey, a lovely island just off North Wales, UK. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoor life and sports but find those […]