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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.

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.

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 […]

How Do I Live with UC?

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.

A Battle Within

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.