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user submitted stories about what it is like living with ulcerative colitis

More Poison? Or “the bag”?

Intro: Nothing but negative emotions as I lay in a hospital bed (with solumedrol injections every 6 hrs into my IV)for the 5th time in 18 years fighting this disease. I am at my lowest. I am weak from not eating, crying uncontrollably and seeing nothing but bright red blood all day. Some more about […]

Homemade Juices and UC Proctitis

Intro: My name is Wendy, 59 years old, and currently very frustrated with the re-emergence of colitis symptoms just as I thought I had my life sorted and I could start doing things I enjoy, like traveling overseas and getting more involved in community projects and causes. Some more about me: I have had UC […]

Oxygen and UC

Introduction: I was diagnosed in 1994, at the age of 20. I am now 40, and have been fighting UC for nearly half of my life. The first ten years were the same, flare Prednisone, flare, Prednisone. I had no idea of the dangers of steroids. The internet was not what it is today and […]

Now on Simponi

Intro: Hi, My name is Luis and I have UC, I was diagnosed with UC when I was 15 yrs. old, I have tried all known conventional medications for treating UC with little to no success as yet. I have done research on the treatment with the whipworm and would like to try it myself. […]

Scared, New to UC – I May Have It

Alexandria is not diagnosed with UC at the moment, but she’s worried she might have it and being only 18 years she’s super worried that her life is just not going to be everything she expected moving forward. Life sure goes on, and all sorts of great things can happen UC or not, so give her a read and a comment to help her through!

A Battle Within

This terrible disease has given me the ability to truly see what I have. Colitis may have taken away some things, but it isn’t permanent, and this knowledge combined with my new ability to appreciate all of the other amazing things that I have going for me is my greatness.