Diagnosed with UC in 2009, but had it about a year before that. Grew up in Canada and spend most of my life there. Became a US citizen and have lived in the United States for ten years. I have a 17 1/2 year -old son, a 15 1/2 year-old daughter and a five 1/2 year old daughter. My children were all born within two months of each other. I live in Minnesota, I’m 44 years old and I have another post which was my first one when I was trying to decide between removing my colon and Remicade injections once a month or so. The doctors thought (at Sanford in Fargo) I would need either of those as I was very ill for about six months and hospitalized, lost weight and was not responding well to the medication they were giving me, which was various forms of medication such as Lialda, Asacol, Rowasa, and Balsalazide.