The following day I got a colonoscopy and it was diagnosed as UC…MY Life Changed Forever. I felt happy for an answer to my pain but emotionally wreaked by the result. I felt lost, lonely and emotionally drained.
Right after you are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, it FOR SURE is an awful time. With doctor appointments nearly every day, and medications needing to be picked up from the store and countless visits to the bathroom each day…it’s not a fun time. But like other parts of UC, the diagnosis period is part of the process to getting things under control and the stories below detail first hand experiences of what it is like.
I’m terrified of what the future holds, I cry most nights since my diagnosis and just hope that this disease doesn’t take over my life since my daughter relies on me 100 percent.
About nine months ago I went to my doctor and told him I had an uncomfortable feeling in the right side of my lower abdomen . At that time he dismissed it as gas and I excepted his answer and continued with my life.
Meet Conor: Im a graduate Biomedical engineering student (Graduating August cant wait!). I love the gym/ played rugby hurling and outdoor soccer(Slowly i will work my way back to gym and cycling in next few weeks!). Hoping to get a job in Engineering soon but i want to be full of energy and in a […]
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 71 I’m a male 71 yeas old and was diagnosed with UC about 6 weeks ago! Previously I had occasional bleeding hemorrhoids for several years. About 1 year ago I had more frequent episodes with blood in my stool and mistakenly thought it to be the hemorrhoids, probably some denial […]
I’m a 60 year old male from the United Kingdom, 6 weeks into being diagnosed with UC and pneumonia. Fumbling around trying to find out what I can and can’t eat. Some more about Tony: 2017 in January approx. 16-17 I began to lose weight at an alarming rate through having diarrhea which lasted about […]
Selene is a newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and is figuring out how to cope with the complicated process of figuring out medications.
Meet Roxy: Roxy, 27 Chinese, living in Asia. Happily married and now expecting our little precious cupcake! Enjoys exploring different cultures and trying weird foods. Used to workout diligently daily, hardcore weights and insanity. Cut down a lot and mainly walking and hiking since I discovered I’m newly pregnant. Current Symptoms: Mild flare and getting […]
I’m new to this. I’m here to learn and contribute. If I can get into remission, I am interested in being medication-free with focus, time, and effort. I just turned 31 and I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis one week ago. As far as I knew, I was completely healthy 2 months ago with the […]
I’m from New Jersey. I lived a pretty normal life before I got UC. I went to community college where I studied nursing. I watched a lot of TV. I hung out with friends. I used to eat basically anything that I wanted. I don’t really know what suddenly caused me to flare up because […]
Intro: I am from London (UK), born and raised and just turned 34. I am well traveled and I am proud to have friends from all walks of life, countries and backgrounds. I like technology, cars and generally bit of a big kid. I always try to help people in life in whatever I do. […]
Meet Tasca: Well hello there . I can see that I’m not alone in this which is fabulous! I never heard of this till I was diagnosed just a few weeks ago. I have mild UC and having to take Lialda and Canasa. Had to stop the Canasa because it was turning my urine brown. […]
Bio: I am a 66 year old woman just diagnosed last year with possibly UC. My last colonoscopy was September 8, 2015 because the Dr. I am consulting with at Stanford needed more color pictures in order to come up with a definitive diagnosis. Some more info: I am a Certified Specilaist of Wine as […]