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Does It Actually Ever Get Better?

Does It Actually Ever Get Better?

Introduction: Not really sure where to begin! I am 25 years old from the UK and was recently diagnosed with UC (July)- well doctors are like 80% sure. I work as a finance analyst and I reckon my lifestyle is what got me here. Lots of stress long working hours and poor eating. My Symptoms: […]

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From UC to Colectomy to J-pouch

Introduction: I am a 40 year old male who was diagnosed with UC in 1995 during my college years. I was also diagnosed with the secondary diagnosis of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) in 2009. My Symptoms: I no longer have any UC symptoms as I underwent a total colectomy on Sept. 9, 2012. Prior to […]

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Smoking and UC

Introduction: I am 43 years old, male, white. I was diagnosed with UC in 1996. I worked in the cruise industry for 14 years and now live in Vancouver, Canada. I play golf at every opportunity. My Symptoms: I currently have my symptoms under control but I do experience flare-ups from time to time. Generally […]

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Help, I Feel Lost, Big Decision Ahead

Introduction: Hello my name is Mylène Savaria and I am 41 years old. I live in Canada and I am a social service worker and on the side I live my passion and teach zumba. I have 2 grown kids and a wonderful husband. I am a passionate person that loves life even when at […]

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157 Patient Ulcerative Colitis Flare Survey Results

BEFORE GETTING INTO THE RESPONSES FROM THE SURVEY, I want to thank everyone who is part of the Active Newsletter Group (ANG) who took time out of your day on Wednesday September 19th, 2012 to participate.  And especially for all of you who added a picture at the end of the survey.  I was able […]

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Good Gastro Doctors ALL OVER THE WORLD

Hey UC’ers and other Guests of the site, Happy Friday to all of you.  If you’re new to the website, I really hope you’re enjoying all the stories that have been submitted.  Just because you might find some of the stories really sad, because many of them are, I hope you still take away something […]

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Well This Is Gonna Suck...

Well This Is Gonna Suck…

Introduction: not sure what to say… I’m 33 and currently in the military. Have a very active lifestyle that’s appears to be coming to a screeching halt!! I was diagnosed about 4 years ago but never told what it was.. Basically ignored it until recently.. Now I’m lost and feel like my life’s about to […]

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Return Of The Evil UC Flare and Feeling Depressed

Introduction: I am 47 and had to put my Master’s schooling on hold for various autoimmune issues. I am married to a wonderful and understanding woman. I am training a puppy to be a therapy dog to visit people in nursing homes and hospitals. I want my life back! My Symptoms: Cramping, frequent and urgent […]

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The Journey To A Completed J Pouch

The Journey To A Completed J Pouch

Meet Blake: Hello again everyone. It’s Blake, 31 years old, I just wanted to complete my story started back in February 2011 of UC, colon removal, life with an ostomy bag, J Pouch creation and finally, pooping out of my butt again. I had a J Pouch that was done in 3 steps or 3 […]

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Spastic Colon

Spastic Colon

Introduction: I was diagnosed with UC a year ago. I’m about to finish graduate school and receive my Master’s degree in May. I’m also working full time, so I’m really busy!! My Symptoms: Some mucus I see a a little blood occasionally 1-3 solid BM’s daily My Story: Does anyone suffer from what I call […]

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)