A Pile of Dirty Dishes

Bio: My name is Katryna and I’m a 32 yr old single mother of two from Brighton, UK I was diagnosed in 2005 with Pancolitos. I typically flare at least twice a year. My Symptoms: Frequent diarrhea, urgency, AWFUL joint pain, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite. My Story: I find myself on the brink of […]

I’m New to UC and Pretty Nervous

Introduction: My name is Ryan Mossburg, 23 years old. I am a student and a pizza delivery boy. I am an avid skateboarder, guitarist, and unfortunately a food junkie. I love to travel and just hang out with my friends. My Symptoms: I have abdominal cramps, bloody stool, extremely frequent painful bowel movements(about 15 a […]

The Element of Freedom

Bio: I am from Kathmandu, Nepal but am currently staying in Doha.  I am 32 and a mother of a 15 month old baby, I’m staying home from a long time due to Ulcerative colitis.  I love to travel. Symptoms: Extreme fatigue,Flare-up with blood in stools,stomach cramps,joint and muscle pain,lower back pain. My Story: HeIlo […]

Jeckyl and Hyde

Bio: 34 year old married father of 3 who I adore. I have had some sort of issue or another with poo since I was Diagonosed with Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis in June 2011. Symptoms: Current symptoms: A little blood, loose stool, mucous, and major urge in the morning. No diarrhea. Going anywhere from 4 to 7 […]

Flaring Like the 4th of July…

Bio: I am a 25 year old teacher from Minnesota. I was an athlete my whole life, played basketball for over 15 years. I’ve always had stomach/digestive problems but they started with extreme constipation. At one point when I was 17, I was constipated for roughly 2 1/2 months. Needless to say I ended up […]

Not All with UC are Young, Y’know

Intro: Retired (VERY retired: 82 and counting) living in Washington State. Don’t know how long I’ve actually had this problem but was first diagnosed about 10 years ago, put on eight sulfasalazine a day, promptly reduced by me to four, and just last month dropped altogether. Symptoms: Query: Am I the only older-than-dirt UC person […]

Ulcerative Colitis and Relationships

Introduction: I am 21 years old from Massachusetts and was just recently diagnosed with UC in August of 2011. I have no family history of IBD so the diagnosis came as a bit of a surprise. It has been difficult dealing with symptoms and also balancing school, work, and continuing doing the things I love […]

Sometimes It Takes Two…

Intro: My name is Cortney and I am 20 years old. I am currently wife to the love of my life who is battling the physical, mental and emotional pains of Ulcerative Colitis. My Husband’s Colitis: The main reason I’m writing this entry is not for my husband, but instead as encouragement and to connect […]

Distressed in Dayton, OH

Introduction: I am a 28 year old female from Ohio that was just diagnosed with UC April 2012. I am currently in the process of finding a better GI doc. Symptoms: My symptoms I currently have are but not limited to…… abdominal cramps, abdominal area feels like it has its own heartbeat, bloody stools, exhausted, […]