My name is Natalie. I live in Ohio and I am married with 3 beautiful kids. I was diagnosed with U.C. while 6 months pregnant with my second baby and 20 years old. I have been living with this disease for 7 years now. The doc says I have an unusually severe version and I still have rough days despite having 3 surgeries, but the point is to adapt and educate yourself as much as possible. I mostly kept this to myself, but have decided to take this step to let it all out and finally stop hiding from U.C.'s ugly face. I can't control this disease or diagnosis, I haven't inflicted this either; I refuse to let u.c. run my life.