I just finished 5 weeks of prednisone, so I guess I might be in what you would call “remission.” However, my gut has been feeling a little shaky the last few days since I’ve been off and started Imuran. BM’s are down to under 5/day, but I am still having some severe pain before my […]
Have you heard of the term “you two were made for each other”? Well my husband and I truly were as we both suffer with UC which we did not know about each other when we met!
My fiance has been very supportive of my condition and I haven’t told any other family members about my condition. It seems somewhat embarrassing to talk about let alone the doctor making me come back again for another colonoscopy in about a month.
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 […]
How to go about proving that your colitis is bad but you don’t necessarily need to see a doctor or have a doctor’s note. What is normal in terms of “sick days per year”. How often can you expect not to be able to perform your usual responsibilities? These questions are what this post is […]
After 19 years of on and off symptoms, they last 5-6 years being progressively worse, they are gone! I had my first surgery 3 weeks ago today! I have to say it is very strange not to poop! Some more about Kira: As a mom, wife, sister, and teacher, I can not wait to be […]
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING INTEREST regarding probiotics as a helpful treatment for ulcerative colitis, we have just released the most recent Probiotics Survey Results for everyone to dive into. On behalf of all the current and future readers of the site and the site’s newsletter, I can’t thank the 478 participants enough for taking some […]
Meet June: I was diagnosed with UC in 1999 while pregnant with my son. I still had a fairly “normal” life, only flaring maybe twice a year. My first hospital stay was in the summer of 2008 because nothing else was working to get my flare under control. I remember that was a very stressful […]
I was diagnosed in 2001 with this disease and have had ups and downs over the years. I started out as a mild case but in 2009 turned into more of a severe case. I have had about 6 colonoscopies and have been on several meds. Some more about Kimberly: So…I have two beautiful daughter-my […]
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 […]