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Colitis Stories

Below are the complete list of stories that have been submitted by users of the website. They are mostly written by ulcerative colitis patients (UC’ers), but there are also some stories from parents, family, and friends of UC folks too. Some stories are about the initial diagnosis while others are about hard and sometimes happy times that follow after you know for sure you have UC.

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Scoring the “How are you Feeling” Question

So traditionally, the fall and winter times have been the hardest times of the year for me and my ulcerative colitis. I can’t really say that I remember a flare up coming on during the summer months. But…maybe there was one that I just don’t remember since 2008(when I got the UC diagnosis). Either way, the winter time is coming really soon. Right now, I’m… Read More »Scoring the “How are you Feeling” Question

Being Ready for Next Flare Up

Absolutely not hoping to have a nasty ulcerative colitis flare anytime soon, but if it pops up it’s creepy face… this video will give some insights on my plan of attack. AdamI started site  shortly after being diagnosed in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed). For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms.  Getting bounced from… Read More »Being Ready for Next Flare Up

Covid Vaccine for UC’ers Survey

AdamI started site  shortly after being diagnosed in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed). For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms.  Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful.  But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history. Leave a comment,… Read More »Covid Vaccine for UC’ers Survey

Getting Moderna Shot 2

Just a little video about moderna shot #1 and in an hour I’ll be getting g the second moderna shot for the Covid virus. Of course hoping no serious side effects or adverse reactions come up, but we will have to just wait and see. The first shot was a piece of cake, with nothing weird to report other than a very slightly sore upper… Read More »Getting Moderna Shot 2

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How Can You Go on a Long Hike With Ulcerative Colitis

So, a few days ago I received a message from a mother of a UC’er asking about people who had experience hiking the Appalachian Trail with ulcerative colitis. For those who don’t know, that particular trail is in the Eastern United States and runs from Georgia up to Maine. The length is around 2,200 miles or 3,500 km. Most people don’t hike the whole trail… Read More »How Can You Go on a Long Hike With Ulcerative Colitis