I found out I have ulcerative colitis in 2009 while I was deployed. I’m in the Air Force and in security forces.
I have no symptoms right now.
Completing the Med Board with Ulcerative Colitis
I found out I have ulcerative colitis in 2009 while I was deployed. I showed no normal symptoms for colitis. I just had to use the bathroom about 15 times a day and at least 4 times at night. I was able to work out everyday with no problem and run still. I was sent to Germany and that’s when I found out I had UC. The meds they gave didn’t work at first it made things worst for me. I was in and out of the hospital for a month. I weighed 173 while deployed after I got back I and got out of the hospital I weighed 139 pounds. The doctors gave me Remicade and told me if it didn’t work, then they would have to removed my colon. Thank god it did. After the first treatment I felt better quick. If I know the side affect of it i don’t know if i would have gone through with it. But it worked. I’m in the Air Force and in security forces. I was on meds for two years. I had three treatments of Remicade and was on Asacol for over two years. I have been off my meds for two years now and I have to go to lackland for my formal board. I have letters of rec from all my chain of command. No wavers for pt and have never missed a day of work. I am back to 165 lbs. I can still wear my 40 lbs of gears everyday with no problems. I can eat just about anything but popcorn hurts a little but I can handle it. I have two GI docs and both said i have a mid case. I am trying to get case as a class 2 so I can stay in and still deploy.
I was trying to find out if anyone has completed the med board and if they are still in?
written by Woody
submitted in the colitis venting area