Hey everyone!!! My name is Graham from Orange County, CA. I work in law enforcement. I’m 30 and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis about a month ago. After a follow up doc visit and a review of my colonoscopy pics… I was told that I probably have Ulcerative Proctitis instead. My Colitis Experience: So […]
Hi my name is Shannon. I’m 39. I was diagnosed with UC in 2000, but the story actually begun when I was 7 months pregnant with my first baby. I started having bad cramping an bloody poop with lots of mucus. I told my OBGYN doctor about this an she said “oh its probably hemorrhoids”. […]
The Pooping So Far: I’ve been in remission for almost a year… very scary to thing that is true. Diagnosed in the fall of 2007, just turned 16, it was sure an adventure. I have had accidents almost everywhere, many times. In my car countless times, in my friends’ cars, outside of my work, in […]
May name is: “Time to Stop Pretending I Don’t Have UC” I have had UC since 2007, right after I turned 20. After two rounds of antibiotics for a staph infection, I kept seeing blood in the toilet after I used the bathroom. I finally found out I had UC right before I went on […]
Having to hide Ulcerative Colitis symptoms from your career isn’t exactly easy. Especially when you are in the ARMY!
Introduction: I’ve probably had uc for many years now, but only recently diagnosed during a horrible flare – during which I thought I was dying – or did I die and come back to life? I’m not sure….. but I’m sure that some of you can relate. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Meeting Review: I […]
Introduction: Hey everyone, So it says to “write anything unique to my situation”, but I’m worried that if I write about it people will get angry at me and think that I’m trying to out do everyone when I promise that is not my intentions at all. I am simply here to tell my story […]
Here’s My Deal: I’m a forty-something woman who’s had UC for fifteen years. I’ve had about half a dozen flares during that time. Lots of good social/diet advice on the site lately! So I thought I’d bounce this one off you: I’ve been gradually coming down from a flare for the past two months, […]
Hi , I was diagnosed with severe colitis two months ago. I did not know what was happening to my body, lost a lot of blood and have been in the hospital twice in seven weeks. My last hospital stay was two nights after a really bad flare up. Doctors said my bowel was too […]
I’ve never talked about the subject of my ulcerative colitis with anybody except my husband of 20 years. Am I alone in feeling ashamed and embarrassed?