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. I have been diagnosed with UC on my left side… Read More »Just Turned 34 – Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis – Confused/Lost
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.
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. So now I’m just on Lialda. I hate medication and… Read More »Diagnosed October of 2015 – New to Colitis
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 well as a Sommelier. My husband and I love to… Read More »Flares…What do You do to Get Back to LIFE!
Intro: Army guy here. In May 2014, I had a very weird BM. It was normal in the beginning, but followed by a sludge of blood and mucus. From then on I started having crazy urges to use the restroom, and even soiled myself a few times. I finally went to the doctor a couple weeks later, and he ran some tests to check if… Read More »Army with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
My name is Yvette. I’m 46. I have three sons: 18,15 and 9. I’m a teacher, a coach, a marathoner; many people have called me Superwoman. I fundraise, wait tables, volunteer, if you needed a shoulder to cry on recently, it was probably mine. I didn’t say No and I didn’t ever slow down.