This Too Shall Pass

Introduction: Well, hello. I am 18 years old and just started my first year of college. A little more than two months ago (the beginning of September), I became really sick . . . and I didn’t get better. I had a colonoscopy in October and not long after, I was diagnosed with UC. So, […]

Attention: MOMS!!!

Introduction: Amanda, 31. Diagnosed with colitis in 2011 after a week long hospital stay. Symptoms for about 3 years prior, crescendoing into a maelstrom of blood transfusions and IV drips! Wow! At least the nurses were awesome Some more about me: Professional lounger If one could be paid to lounge, I would be filthy rich. […]

Welcome to the Jungle

Meet Maxie M: I was diagnosed April 2011. First colonoscopy 2011 – Last colonoscopy May 2013 – Since diagnoses In and out of remission frequently. Longest remission has so far been 3 months. Have had 3 different GI’s and most recent GI is not through choice he is the only one in the city I […]

There’s Life After Diagnosis!

Introduction: I’m 19, from Dublin, Ireland. I was diagnosed with Severe Pancolitis on 6th September 2011 after struggling with symptoms from late 2010 – Early 2011. I was very sick by the time of medical intervention, requiring a 9 day hospitalization with blood transfusions. For the last 2 years I’ve been pretty well, and been […]

The Price of Lialda

Introduction: I am a 47 years old woman, and I was diagnosed with UC in March 2013. I’m still learning about this disease. I also have lupus, and I guess it’s not uncommon for people with lupus to also have UC. Some more about me: I work in the medical field as a Respiratory Therapist. […]