Lori was recently diagnosed with UC and she want to make sure the disease doesn’t become the focus of her life. Find out some ideas on how to explain the disease to others when you are finding yourself in the constant spin of explaining UC all day long.
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.
Natacha was recently diagnosed, scared as hell to change her diet, and a self proclaimed nail-polish freak from Canada.
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.
Intro: Hey, everyone! I’m Morgan. I’m currently a freshman in college and I was diagnosed with UC in October of 2013, so about 3 or 4 months ago. I have a mild case, I believe, but am still figuring out all the ‘quirks’ of the condition. Some more about me: I am currently majoring in […]
Frank was recently diagnosed and is starting the process of figuring out what triggers his symptoms to pop back up. He’s doing a pretty good job and his goal is not be taking Lialda as a long term treatment.
Tara was recently diagnosed in November, and strange thing for her is she often wishes she could go to the bathroom more…yeah, sometimes she’s feeling constipated which is unusual for a UC’er.
Ellie was recently diagnosed and has all sorts of questions: is 18 too young to be diagnosed with UC, does it help to give up alcohol, are there any good ideas for eating fast food…to name a few