Hey UC’ers, What is UP? I hope you are all excited that we’ve got a weekend coming real soon, should be some relaxing for some of us right?:) Things are going pretty good right now UC wise and I wanted to explain. I’m pretty sure some of my thinking can help some others with UC […]
The stories listed below are Ulcerative Colitis stories with happening endings submitted users of the site who are some kick-butt UC’ers!
If you’re ever feeling crappy and starting to doubt that you’ll be back to normal and running good again, be sure to stop by here and take a read through what others are up to for controlling the colitis symptoms and getting back to a happy life that we all deserve.
Here are some main points I think are important for anybody living with UC or for relatives living near colitis, maybe some of this thinking will resonate with you too:
Remission periods can be very long, or sometimes very short || We, the UC patients know our bodies real well, and we need to hold ourselves responsible to monitor how we are doing over time
So one or two years later and I am really sitting pretty. No more need for my emergency clothes bag, no more pads even and ZERO medication. I feel so happy, healthy and blessed. Really blessed, and so I want to share my story in hopes someone else might be blessed in the same way.
Intro: 25 year old graduate student, attempting to complete my PhD while battling ulcerative colitis. Diagnosed almost 10 years ago, went through 8 years of drugs before biting the bullet and jumping cold turkey into SCD. Haven’t looked back since. You can find my previous stories here: http://www.ihaveuc.com/author/kk-scder/ Some more about me: I was born […]
While visiting my fiance one weekend, she used the bathroom after me and noticed some blood in the bowl. She asked me about it, and I didn’t know what to say. After arguing for a while, I eventually agreed to see a doctor.
I’m terrific. I quit the meds, I stopped seeing my doctor, I stopped doing anything related to my UC. However, I’m working out at the gym, I ride my bike, I can drink (no beer), I eat almost whatever I want (no fruits, except for berries) and feel amazing.
It doesn’t change WHO I am. I am a crazy loud person who will talk to ANYONE about poop. I want everyone I know to talk to me if they think they may have a problem. I want to be that person that has an “incurable” disease that shows people life is still out there. I do not let my pain decide what I can and can’t do.