Archive | February, 2013

Help Me Avoid Prednisone and Surgery

Introduction: My name is Amy I am 24 years old I’m an LPN going back to school for my RN. I am married to the most awesome husband! We have two dogs and a cat who all join me on my many trips to the restroom. Some more about me: I enjoy anything outside… I’m […]

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UC is Not the Boss of Me

Introduction: I am 29 years old and born raised in Idaho. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in the spring of 2005. I am determined to manage this illness instead of it managing me! Some more about me: I love being outside during the warm months, hosting bbq’s, attending outdoor concerts, riding bikes, hiking, fishing, […]

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Fecal Transplants Cured My Case of Ulcerative Colitis

Meet Michael: I am a 34 year old man originally from Florida who has lived in the Washington, DC area since college. I was a Political Science major at American University and have been an elected official. Hobbies include swimming, weight lifting, running and trivia. I’m also an IT consultant, author, speaker and life coach. […]

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Bring on Remicade Round #4

Intro From Kyle (post #5!): Hello one again all my UC friends. I have missed you all and it is nice to be back : ) Hey everyone it is Kyle coming straight for the Pacific Northwest, the WA the be exact. I am a 28 year old teacher and youth pastor. I am married […]

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UC and Breast Cancer – Why Me?

Introduction: Diagnosed with UC 11 years ago during a stressful time in my life. Put on Asacol, which I took for several years. 5 years ago diagnosed with breast cancer and stopped taking the Asacol. Chemo, radiation lasting a year with reconstruction the following year. Soon after all of that I again began to have […]

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Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win!

Meet Ken: I’m 46 and I experienced all the typical symptoms back in 2005, had a colonoscopy and was told possible Crohn’s. I was given Asacol, and the symptoms went away immediately. I stopped taking the Asacol when the bottle was empty, and didn’t have another issue until last year. I was officially diagnosed with […]

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Confused

Meet Lynne: I am a 49-yr-old female and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis seven years ago. I haven’t seen my dr in about 4-5 years. I haven’t need to. Some more about me: I live in Minnesota. I think too much. I’m an over thinker. Symptoms of Colitis: I am currently in a flare and […]

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It Won’t Beat Me

Meet Sharon: Have had this for 26 years now and have never let it beat me – I’ve had to change my life around to fit in with the condition and not let the condition beat me. I’m 41 now – first symptoms at 15. Developed anal fissure – needed sphyterectomy – then the numerous […]

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I Thought it Was Somach Flu

Meet Mohammed: I’m 18 years old and diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in November of 2009. I enjoy playing hockey, video games and the piano. I also likes to read. Some more about me: I enjoy playing hockey and piano. I’m from canada My Current Colitis Symptoms: bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, and joint pain My […]

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