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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.

Our Texas UC Story

Meet Nick (Rylie’s Father): My 5 year old daughter Rylie was diagnosed in 2010 and had UC I repeat HAD UC until May 2012! My daughter likes all outdoor activities such as bike riding, fishing, and swimming! She loves all kinds of animals and playing with her 3 year old Little Brother who she calls her bother!!! She also loves clothes, makeup, and as my… Read More »Our Texas UC Story

I Am Going to Beat UC – Fecal Transplant or Jpouch

Hey everyone, my name is Kaitlin and I am an 18 year old college student with UC. I have dealt with this disease for 4 years, and I’m about to get rid of it for good… hopefully Colitis Symptoms Right Now: Extreem Urgency Occasional Bloody Stool Cramps Joint Pain (mainly in my knees) Loss of Appetite Colitis Story: It all started when I was 14… Read More »I Am Going to Beat UC – Fecal Transplant or Jpouch

College Student Athlete Living with UC

Introduction: Hey! I am CJ. I am a freshman college where I play baseball while studying physical education. I am from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I was diagnosed with left sided ulcerative colitis in 2009. Have had one major flare since diagnosed where I lost 20 pounds in two weeks. Die hard Yankees and Giants fan. Colitis Symptoms: Minor flare currently: Blood in… Read More »College Student Athlete Living with UC