Friday

I was diagnosed with colitis in 2002 at the age of 24. I after almost four years of 'spontaneous remission', flared up (November, 2008). Since that flare began, I've been struggling to get it under control. I've tried Asacol, Colazol, Prednisone, and Imuran either alone or in some combination. The SCD was the first thing that worked for me. I began to get better after just four days on the SCD. I've been on the SCD since June, 2009. It has gotten me about 80% of the way to complete healing. Since then, I've been systematically (as practicable) trying credible natural treatments, and learning as much as I can about health, the digestive and immune system, and natural treatments for IBD as I can in my free time.

My (evolving) Story

My name is Matt Robinson. I have Ulcerative Colitis—for now. This is my story as posted on my blog. I started this blog because of the hell my most recent (and most serious) flare-up put me through. I write the things that I do here, because I don’t want others to experience what I have. I am congenitally curious, a learner, and a do-it-yourselfer, so… Read More »My (evolving) Story

A Poem On Long Term Illness

I was diagnosed with colitis in 2002 at the age of 24. I after almost four years of ‘spontaneous remission’, flared up (November, 2008). Since that flare began, I’ve been struggling to get it under control. I wrote this poem during a time when no treatment seemed to work, at least for long. It reflects some of my struggles in coping with long-term illness. Enjoy.… Read More »A Poem On Long Term Illness