Archive | April, 2012

The UC Saga

Intro: I am 43 year old woman from Douglasville, Ga. I have four grown children and 2 grandchildren and two more on the way! And been happily married for 22 years. Symptoms: Passing mucus or blood, arthritis, I even get ulcers in my mouth. My Colitis Story: I had smoked for about 15 years and […]

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Never Come Off the Medications (On Your Own)

Introduction: I’m a 21 year old college student. I was diagnosed with UC – pancolitis – early this year in January. Almost went into remission when I stopped my meds. Worst decision ever. Will never do that again. Symptoms: Currently my symptoms are: urgency, frequency (3-5 times a day) My Story: Hey guys and girls,I […]

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You’ve Probably Heard It All Before…

Intro: Dx: Proctitis 1998, Pancolitis in 2009. GI verbally called it Crohn’s in 1998 because of family history but I recently found out that he never actually put anything except “mild Proctitis” in my chart. I went without insurance from early 2000s until 2009 where ER visit for pain and bleeding and subsequent colonoscopy showed […]

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Introducing Charis from Full Frontal Ostomy

HEY UC’ers, With a great idea from another IBD site, I’m really pumped about a new addition to this site.  Basically, it’s real simple:  there are some incredible people living with GI diseases who also make time to share their experiences on their own websites other than right here.  And, some of you old-time followers […]

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SCD - Don't Make the Mistakes I Did

SCD – Don’t Make the Mistakes I Did

Introduction: Hi my name is Mike and I have had UC for about 10 years. I have been following the SCD for about 3 years and have had some ups and downs during this time. I feel now I know where I have been going wrong so hopefully its full steam ahead and onwards to […]

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I’d Rather Be Crazy than Sick

Introduction: I’m 33 years old, a graduate student, mother of two beautiful boys, and own my own business. I love to run, camp, canoe and dance. I am not diagnosed yet but I am scheduled with a GI to discuss the symptoms I’ve been having. My Story: SORRY TO BE SO GRAPHIC BUT I’M REALLY […]

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My Strange Doctors’ Visits

Introduction: After trying to fight what I thought was a severe stomach virus actually turned into being Ulcerative Colitis. I’m coming up to my 1 year anniversary of my diagnosis in June. Symptoms: My normal: 1 to 3 times per day (all solid!) My weight is finally back into my normal range for my height. […]

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Broke, Uninsured, & Now Living in San Diego

Broke, Uninsured, & Now Living in San Diego

Intro: I’m an actor from the midwest who finally decided to move west to pursue his dream. That, and I was so tired of being cold. However, the ulcerative colitis just had to tag along. Which is great. Symptoms: Right at the beginning of a possible flare. My Story: Wow. Before I launch into this, […]

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