Young People

Stories from young people living with ulcerative colitis.

Especially focused on people who are diagnosed with UC in their high school and college years and the related personal stories go into detail about what people can expect and what types of questions may linger.

Once again, getting a UC diagnosis is certainly not the end of the world. It may seem that way especially when your early years are the time when all the old folks say you can do whatever you want. But remember, life most ceratinly does go on and these stories should be able to help you out along the way.
And within the comments sometimes you will find the most help from what other UC’ers have added in.

Sports and Colitis

Introduction: I’m 18 years old just finished my last year of high school. I was diagnosed last year and had a colonoscopy done last month, wasn’t fun Some more about me: I’m from CT and have played hockey since i was a small child and can’t live without it. After winning a championship, I felt like I could do anything and get away with it.… Read More »Sports and Colitis

11 Years with UC and Going Strong Even as a College Student

Meet Allie: My name is Allie. I am 19 years old and sophomore in college. I’ve had Ulcerative Colitis since I was 8 years old so more than half my life. I’ve always been a dancer and dream of being an elementary school teacher when I graduate from college. Some more about me: I am a good listener, but have a hard time opening up… Read More »11 Years with UC and Going Strong Even as a College Student

Dealing with Colitis as a College Student

Current Colitis Symptoms: Frequently running to the bathroom, the urge to go hits me very suddenly, diarrhea Meet Jessica: I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in August 2011. I am currently a freshman in college and hoping to reach remission soon! Some more about me: I enjoy photography, watching football (Go Panthers!), and hanging out with my friends, (always near a bathroom of course). Colitis… Read More »Dealing with Colitis as a College Student