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Colitis Cooking Camping

Adam from ihaveucHi Everyone,  (the video is below, but please read this first)

It’s good old Adam here and yes indeed E dodo, I have good old ulcerative colitis just like you.  But, as my 3 year anniversary since my diagnosis is coming near, I’m happy to say that all is under control and life is moving on in a normal happy way.  I know many of the people who are visiting this site for your first time today are coming here looking for answers to all your questions about UC, and thankfully, the thousands of other UC’ers who visit this site and submit stories about their experiences with UC can all help you out.

I’ll try to help you out as much as possible too. 

As many of you know who are part of the newsletter(which anyone can join in the top right hand corner of the site) I follow the SCD diet to control my ulcerative colitis and I’m also medication free once again.  I started the diet in August of 2009 and besides a minor flare earlier this year which I took some prednisone to help me out, I have been medication free for about 18 of the last 20 months.  I’ve learned alot about UC along the way, and as much as possible, I’ll try to continue posting what’s working for me.  Since I use diet and since so many people ask me what I eat, I thought it was about time to post another cooking video.

Last weekend was the annual camping trip a good friend we’ll call “Randolf” organizes, and so I headed up to the Stanislaus River for all sorts of good fun.

toilet paper camping

most of this stuff made it home too…

Two years ago I was worried about going up there because I had not found a way to control my colitis symptoms at that time.  Back then, I was on a high dose(60 mg per day) of prednisone and I was also popping some vicodin pain medications to help out with the nasty joint pain that so many other UC’ers deal with and know all too well…unfortunately.

Making dinner and camping last weekend doesn’t really seem like it goes together in a video, and you may very well be right.  But please take a peak, the video is only a few minutes long, and afterwards I hope you feel better about yourself and the possibilities that a happy normal life is for sure possible for each and everyone of us.  It wasn’t too long ago that I was doubled over in pain and watching the blood flow right out from under me into the stained toilet bowl too many times each and EVERY day.  But that too did pass, thanks to Kristine who told me about the diet(I love you Kristine if you’re watching).  Last weekend I was more worried about the blood on my butt from smacking mosquitos that landed on my butt while I was squatting and taking a quick poop in the bushes because there were no toilets where we camp each year.  But you ain’t got to know that.

camping with colitisEnjoy the video, and please feel free to write your story in the colitis venting area above and leave comments here and anywhere else throughout the website.  This site is all for ulcerative colitis people like us and there’s stories here covering every aspect of UC.  If you want more videos, check out the Ulcerative Colitis Videos Page.

And I can’t stress enough, if you’re feeling alone with your Ulcerative Colitis,

Join our email Newsletter up in the top right hand corner of the site.

All the best to everyone living with this UC deal we all got.

And for the record, Michelle G and Charis, I can’t wait to meet you and everyone else here who is making it to the 2011 Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas.  I am really needing to scratch the blackjack table itch that’s crept up my back lately…




***for more information on the SCD diet, you can visit the page which talks about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet HERE if you like.

1 thought on “Colitis Cooking Camping”

  1. So glad I found this site. There was not much information available when I was diagnosed wiht UC in 2000 other than the traditional books. I love to read about other patients’ experiences on the site…it is enormously helpful! I just learned about the SCD through a complete stranger and I have to agree that even though it may not be the perfect solution short term, it makes a lot of sense! Everyone should at least read the book “Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet” by Elaine Gottschall.

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