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One Year Ago – Vicki the Professional Biker Update!

Today is a strange anniversary for me. Today, one year ago, I was admitted to the hospital due to a nasty ulcerative colitis flare. This was my first time in two years with the disease that I’d been admitted to the hospital. I had been “battling” this flare for a good four weeks and believed I could “get it under control”… Yes, most of us… Read More »One Year Ago – Vicki the Professional Biker Update!

Too Good To Be True?

I’m sitting here thinking about where I was and how I felt this time last year. In a word: rotten. I was in a full-blown flare that I believed I was managing but really was slowly and surely taking over my life. It is amazing what 20/20 hindsight can do. I learned from that flare not to take my health lightly and to go to… Read More »Too Good To Be True?

Good-Bye Imuran

Well, unfortunately it turned out to be too good to be true… Imuran initially appeared to be the medication of choice for me. Having run out of options with steroids and experiencing a very rough steroid-rebound flare and a hospital stay, my doctor put me on Imuran. I was fully-aware of the side effects but felt confident that this was the right drug for me.… Read More »Good-Bye Imuran

World IBD Day

Today is World IBD Day. In other words it is is World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day. A day to try and raise awareness of the prevelance of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Also an opportunity for people living with these diseases to talk openly about life with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. And even more importantly it is a chance for family members and friends of those… Read More »World IBD Day

Fun with Imuran

Well, it has been a long time since I’ve written on this site. I suppose since I’ve been feeling pretty good, I really just haven’t been thinking about ulcerative colitis. I have been keeping up-to-date with everyone else’s posts and I realized that I need to get busy and write a post… so here goes. As you can guess by my title, I’m on Imuran.… Read More »Fun with Imuran