Some details about Samantha: My name is Sam. I am a 25 year old mom in college struggling with ulcerative colitis. I live in a small town in Vermont on a little farm with my goats. Symptoms she’s dealt with: Stomach cramps, diarrhea, just all around feeling like you’re dying. I have been struggling with […]
Helpful ideas about diet, treatment, moving forward, and life after getting surgery for treating ulcerative colitis.
Hello there iHaveUCer’s! I’m back again with another update! I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2013, and wrote a piece for this website a couple days before I went under the knife to have my Colon removed in March of 2014 (link to original piece). My journey back to health was difficult. I was […]
I am a 20 years old. I run multiple online businesses and do freelance work. My UC was severe, but surgery has given me a 2nd chance at life. Follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jakeocallaghan) if you want to follow my recovery and check out my blog (jakeocallaghan.com). Some more about Jake: Crazy dude. Going to […]
Intro: I have had my colon removed this was due to bowel cancer not UC however I would think the after problems would be the same . I would like to point out that I am copping very well after having my bag removed and had J Pouch surgery however could someone please advise me […]
Intro: Mary (Registered Nurse). Husband has had Ulcerative Colitis since age 30 (x 25 years). Want to share another positive story about someone who has had the surgery and feel it is a success story for their quality of life. Some more background: We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Northern Michigan). Like the […]
Meet Damian: My name is Damian, I just recently turned 40 and reside in Los Angeles, California. I used to be an actor/model as well as weightlifter and skydiver. I’ve always had a loving relationship with nature and animals and being in the wilderness is my true passion. Some more background info: I’ve died or […]
I was first diagnoses with Ulcerative Colitis in 2009 and eventually had to have the total colectomy and ileoanal pouch surgery. The final surgery was completed in February 2014 and all was well until recently. I saw my GI this afternoon and am scheduled for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks time.
I am a scholarship track and field athlete at the University of California, Berkeley. I am originally from San Diego, and I really enjoy surfing, rock climbing, and anything that is active and engaging!
After 19 years of on and off symptoms, they last 5-6 years being progressively worse, they are gone! I had my first surgery 3 weeks ago today! I have to say it is very strange not to poop! Some more about Kira: As a mom, wife, sister, and teacher, I can not wait to be […]
In November of 2013 I finally reached a breaking point I couldn’t handle the pain, achiness, the random fevers, the bleeding. I called to schedule a scope and because I like to be somewhat awake the doctor told me the colon that was left now has ulcerative colitis.
Peter goes into detail about what moved him to have surgery, what it was like, and all sorts of answers to questions that everyone submitted regarding the topic.
Introduction: My name is Dennis, I’m 23 years old. Currently working for a bank and enjoying life. I live with my girlfriend and 3 dogs. I’m currently with an end ileostomy and looking to possibly do a j pouch next year. Some more about me: I’m a Freemason, have a wonderful girlfriend of almost 2 […]
Introduction: I was diagnosed with UC in 2009 after endless trips to doctor for gastroenterologist. After going through all the medications available, it was decided that surgery was the only option. My first surgery was in April 2013 and i am currently 2 weeks post op of my second surgery. My surgeon decided to do […]