Sharon from Florida
I am a 42 year old mother of 4 kids ages 15,13,9,and 7. I was diagnosed at 19 years old with left-sided UC. My disease starts around the top of the left side and descends about 6-8 inches. It has always been in the same spot and has never increased in size. I have moved around a lot in the past 23 years so I have had 6 GI doctors. I had to learn what works for me so that when I move, I can inform my new doctor of my previous treatments and current needs. I am currently on Humira but hope to eventually wean off when I achieve deep remission which my doctor defines as at least 6 months with no prednisone for a year.