Author Archive | Lara

My Fiance Has Moved in and Now I Have Issues!

Meet Lara: I’ve had UC for three years. I’ve got a great job, great family support, and a man who adores me. I’ve also got two cats, whom I absolutely love and cherish. Some more about Laura: I’m getting married in three weeks. Symptoms: Some blood with solid BM’s. Occasional pain. Lara’s Story: It’s been […]

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A Long Overdue Update

Introduction: I was diagnosed with UC 2 years ago. I’ve had to make some adjustments in my life, but it has helped me maintain remission. :) Some more about me: I work hard, play hard, and sleep hard. :) Symptoms: Blood Slightly loose stools, but mostly solid A Long Overdue Update It’s been a while […]

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Spastic Colon

Spastic Colon

Introduction: I was diagnosed with UC a year ago. I’m about to finish graduate school and receive my Master’s degree in May. I’m also working full time, so I’m really busy!! My Symptoms: Some mucus I see a a little blood occasionally 1-3 solid BM’s daily My Story: Does anyone suffer from what I call […]

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Lara's Update -- Good News :)

Lara’s Update — Good News :)

Background: I was diagnosed with severe UC one year ago. My life has altered since that. I’m still in graduate school and am due to graduate in May of 2013. Current Symptoms: 1-3 BM per day I get Remicade infusions every 8 weeks & there’s always 1 day out of that time period when I’ll […]

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My Strange Doctors’ Visits

Introduction: After trying to fight what I thought was a severe stomach virus actually turned into being Ulcerative Colitis. I’m coming up to my 1 year anniversary of my diagnosis in June. Symptoms: My normal: 1 to 3 times per day (all solid!) My weight is finally back into my normal range for my height. […]

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Probiotics Question

Introduction: I was diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis in June 2011. I started Remicade one month after being diagnosed, and it has literally saved my life! Now for my Probiotics Question My next colonoscopy will be in the sometime in the summer and I want my colon to look better than it did the last […]

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Thanksgiving, Finals and Ulcerative Colitis

Thanksgiving just passed. I spent it with my boyfriend’s family. We left Wednesday night after I got out of class & drove 5 hours to his parents house. I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how to best handle this lovely disease. But they all knew that I had been really sick, so I kept […]

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Your Colon is Like a Chicken

Introduction: I just turned 26 years old & was just diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. My Colitis Story: Looking back I should have realized that something was wrong. But, I’m stubborn & I just chalked it up to all the stress I had in my life. And I had a lot of stress. My grandfather died […]

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No More Poopy Pants!

Introduction: I was just diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and it sucks. My Story: Looking back I should have seen all the signs that something was just not right. However, I chalked up my unusual bowel habits to all the stress I had going on: my grandfather had died, I started graduate school, my sister had […]

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