I’m 26 year old female from Australia.
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the end of October following what I thought was just a bad case of gastroenteritis that went for a little bit too long and became more painful as the week went on.
My GP referred me to the emergency department where they kept me over night to do a ct scan in the morning, next thing I know, I’m being transferred to a ward, having a colonoscopy and spent the next 7 days in hospital. I’m currently a paramedic student with only 12mths to go until I get my degree. The medical staff have briefly described this condition and being in the state I was in at the time, and all the pain relief I do remember them saying something about surgery and a bag…..???? I’m assuming this is the worst case scenario??
Current Medications: Mesalazine and Predisone
Hardest thing so far is not knowing how bad this is going to become and what affect it may have on my career in the future. I’m very keen to hear from other sufferers, including any advice anyone is willing to give me. I’m glad that I have found this site and get an opportunity to speak to people that for 1 know what UC is, and 2 understand exactly what I’m going through.