I have really enjoyed reading the posts on the website and your books, and totally agree that a positive attitude is everything. Even when UC takes a swing at you, you can let it overwhelm you or give it a day or two and then get going again.
My name is Gwen, just turned 61 and have had UC for about 20 years. I have 2 awesome daughters and a wonderful husband. With their support,I have weathered the UC storm pretty well, although it definitely has impacted my life. I have been on Asacol throughout, and never had to go further down the medication route, so I would have to say my condition is not as severe as many I have read about.