My name is Yvette. I’m 46. I have three sons: 18,15 and 9. I’m a teacher, a coach, a marathoner; many people have called me Superwoman. I fundraise, wait tables, volunteer, if you needed a shoulder to cry on recently, it was probably mine. I didn’t say No and I didn’t ever slow down.
Right after you are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, it FOR SURE is an awful time. With doctor appointments nearly every day, and medications needing to be picked up from the store and countless visits to the bathroom each day…it’s not a fun time. But like other parts of UC, the diagnosis period is part of the process to getting things under control and the stories below detail first hand experiences of what it is like.
Cole’s relatively new to UC, right now he’s taking Prednisone 30mg/day after starting at 60mg. Remicade (just had second infusion). Multi-vitamin, vitamin D, calcium, tumeric, vitamin C, vitamin B12, omega 3-6-9, L-glutamine, licorice root (stopped taking right now as I started SCD, but am now introducing them again)
Meet Leah: Hi, my name is Leah! I’m 34, living in the great city of Chicago. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in February of this year. Some more about her: I’m a Flight Attendant based out of O’Hare. I love to travel and see new places and unfortunately it has become increasingly more difficult […]
Intro: I’m a 51 year old woman who works out with a trainer, eats healthy and takes long walks. I love dogs and currently have 5. They are all pound puppies. My oldest is 17 years, when he arrived, he was a year old and weighed 17lbs. He lived most of his life at 42 […]
Intro: I began experiencing Ulcerative Colitis symptoms in February 2015. I was referred to a GE who saw me in April 2015, (almost a two month wait), and had a colonoscopy with a diagnosis of left-sided colitis in May 2015. Some background about Karen: I’m 44 yrs old, and currently live in Pennsylvania. Hobbies include […]
Hi guys, my name is Dean and I am 21. I’ve had UC now since February so still all new to me. I’ve been through a lot so far but hoping to find recovery at some stage. I enjoy sports, like soccer. Love swimming I’m from a small country called Ireland :) I am an […]
Meet Kayla D: My name is Kayla. My twitter name is Kaylamariadoran if anyone would like to get in touch! I am 20 years old and just got diagnosed this month. Some more details: I am from Pennsylvania. I am a college student going for business marketing. I love animals and cars. I also love […]
Intro: Hi my name is Jazmin, I’m 23 and I live on the wirral in England. My diagnosis is very new to me. I am open to any advice you have for me it would appreciated. Some more background: I love running and rock climbing and also have a passion for cooking and food in […]
Hi, I’m Erica and I have UC. I’m 23 years old and have been diagnosed for about 7 months. First off, let me offer a forewarning; I am currently on the “prednisone makeover” from my first flare up, so if I either ramble with something along the lines of pointless rage or exaggerated frustration, you […]
I am new to this disease/site and while it has been very helpful it also has given me horrible anxiety. I don’t have most of the symptoms most people have and that scares me that my anxiety is that bad now I can’t even imagine what it will be when this gets worse. I have […]