Archive | Just Diagnosed

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.

Advice for Newly Diagnosed Sufferer

Meet Patricia: Hi I’m Patricia. Diagnosed with UP in April of this year (2014). I am 53 years old and a single mom to an 11 year old very active son. Some more background info: I advocate for animal rights, follow a vegan diet (unsure about continuing this) and foster homeless and abused dogs until […]

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Recently Diagnosed and Still Learning

Intro: I am a recently married 52 year young woman who until being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis was very strong and healthy. My husband and I love going out of town often on road trips to visit friends. Now he mostly goes by himself as I usually am too unsure to go. Some more about […]

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New to this World!

A little background info: I was raised by two inspiring people who’s hearts are always in the right place. They instilled in me my biggest values: love, loyalty, a respect and awe for the natural world, and to question everything. Since my diagnosis every one of these values has been tested in inexplicable ways, and […]

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New UC’er

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative proctitis during my 2nd colonoscopy 3 weeks ago and my biopsy results confirmed Pan-Ulcerative Colitis. What are my symptoms right now…diarrhea, bloody mucous, severe cramping, rapid weight loss, loss of appetite, fever’s, and loss of body fluids, joint pain in knees and hips, headaches, fatigue.

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63 Year Old UC Patient

We’d recently moved so it was a challenge to find a GI doc and even though I explained about the bleeding and tissue/mucus discharge, it was explained away as hemorrhoids and IBS. Well. That all changed quickly at the colonoscopy. I currently have eight inches of UC proctitis that has been flaring for three months.

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Dancer in Distress

Intro: Lacey was diagnosed the same week as her 18th birthday at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She’s determined to keep living the life she wants, without UC stopping her. Some more about Lacey: I am a ballet dancer training to become a professional. This past summer I spent 5 weeks dancing in Nashville, TN and […]

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)