My name is Tomacina. I am 24 years old and I was diagnosed with UC when I was 11. At that time, I spent two months straight in the hospital. I wasn't expected to live, but I survived. My most recent colonoscopy was two years ago. I was hospitalized at that time and then again the next year after. My UC has almost never been managed, so for 13 years I've suffered from these symptoms everyday.