I'm a 26 year old female graduate student living with my girlfriend and our dog. I was diagnosed with UC when I was 24 and we were living in a primitive cabin in the woods in Alaska. This meant we had no indoor plumbing, our faucet was a jug of water over a bowl, our shower was a washcloth, and our toilet was a pit in the trees covered by a wooden-slatted frame. Our water constraints presented me with unique challenges, but also some unique benefits that I have come to miss now that I have all the luxuries of the modern-plumbed world at my fingertips.