Hi fellow UC’ers. My names Thomas, and like most of you I crap uncontrollably.
So this is going to be my 2nd post on this website. My first post was an experience. I did get some feedback from other readers and I appreciate their comments very much.
I am 26 years old and have been battling Ulcerative Colitis for 6 years now. It has been such an up and down process (mostly) down. The last time I went to see my DOC, he gave me the news i was not wanting to hear. “We have tried treating you with every sort of medical option, and unfortunately you have not responded. It is time to seriously consider surgery”. :S :S :S
The thought of surgery drives me nuts.
As a kid/teenager growing up, I was such an athletic, strong person with a never give up attitude. and for most of my life with UC I was the same way. But it has gotten to a point where I feel like I am loosing, and I am not a graceful loser. Something can be done, has to be done. Surgery to me is like giving up. By no means am I saying people who have the surgery are quitters, it is just how I look at the situation and I how have tackled things in my life.
So the next step for me is giving the Specific Carbohydrate Diet a go. I must say this sounds like it will be super tough as I am guilty of giving into the cravings of sugar, and indulging in other foods that I should probably not eat. But if its worth salvaging my health and living a normal life from here on out, I am willing to try.
Medications right now:
Currently on 15 mg of Prednisone.
Just finished a week trial of Vancocin ( taken orally ) saw some results but didn’t turn my colitis off.
submitted in the colitis venting area
Starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet - A Very Popular Ulcerative Colitis Treatment