Author Archive | vickith

Checking In

It has been a while since I last posted here at The last time I posted, life was not going so well. I was dealing with a rotten flare – the first really serious flare I’ve ever had. Lets just say that last flare really made me realize the difference between a major and […]

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Ulcerative Colitis, Me and 2011

A while ago, in December (I think) I posted on this site about how my ulcerative colitis was back after only a few weeks of respite. What started off as a typical flare in early December, quickly became something that I simply couldn’t handle. I ended up getting very very sick. More sick than I’ve […]

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Sigh – Not Again

Yep – back in a flare again. I really am struggling to determine what caused this flare. In the past my flares have been stress-induced. But I’m really not under any stress right now. Really, apart from this flare – life is good. I’m in Belgium again for the winter, where I’m supposed to be […]

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Looking for Iron

I suppose you can guess by my post that I’m dealing with one of the common side effects of being in an ulcerative colitis flare… Low iron and anemia. Not good. Particularly not good for an athlete. I have been struggling this season with my cyclo-cross racing. Feeling wiped out before even getting to the […]

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Double Day

Double Day

Normally when I write about a “double day” this means a double work-out day – a morning ride on the cyclo-cross bike and an afternoon ride on my road bike. But this was not the case on Tuesday. Nope on this day, “double day” meant: endoscopy and colonoscopy… Yes the dreaded double procedure. Purpose of […]

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