Feeling Hopeless and Needing Encouragement

Introduction: I’m 26 and I live in Portland, OR. I was diagnosed with UC when I was 16. I am currently in school for my MSW degree and working part time as a counselor. Symptoms: I’m having mild symptoms at the moment: consistent diarrhea, some joint pain, some cramping, always bloating, some urgency and lots […]

UC on the Subway

Intro: My name is Dana–I’m 25 and was diagnosed with UC two years ago. I’m a writer, currently living in sunny Santa Barbara, CA. When I’m not in the bathroom, I’m hiking, beaching, or holing up in my room reading The Hunger Games. Symptoms: In the midst of a flare-up My Story: I’m sure there’s […]

A Young Man’s Journey With Ulcerative Colitis

Introduction: My teenage son was diagnosed with UC when he was 10 years old. We live in the United States in the state of Michigan. He enjoys video games, golf and tennis, and has played on his high school’s varsity tennis since his freshman year. The Symptoms my son faces: My son experiences symptoms such […]