I have no symptoms from my Ulcerative Colitis.
My name is Jo Ann. I am a 67 year old mother of 3 and a grandmother of 2 beautiful grandchildren. I am in complete remission of Ulcerated Colitis.
I live in the sunny State of Florida. I moved here in January 2013. I was originally from Long island NY. I just recently retired.
Jo Ann’s Remission Story
Almost 33 years ago I started suffering with Ulcerative colitis. I did not know I had UC because I was pregnant with my son..and I had symptoms of bleeding and diarrhea while I was pregnant. I was not diagnosed until after the birth of my Son.
I had my first Colonoscopy after the birth of my Son and that is when my Doctor told me that I had UC. I had no idea what it was, I had never heard of it before. So I had to do my own research on this chronic illness. I also joined support groups and found that there were people who had the same disease as me and offered there advise and support. I would have times when I couldn’t leave my home and I felt helpless. One time I had to take a leave of absence from work for 6 weeks because I could not be away from my bathroom.
I was on countless medications including: steroids, 6MP, suppositories, etc. etc.
Then 6 years ago, my daughter told me about a simple way to flood my body with many fruits and vegetables a day. This simple way is called Juice Plus..it is fruits and veggies in powdered form in a capsule. It is whole food nutrition. I didn’t realize what an amazing impact this would have on my health. And all it took was one simple change!
On my last Colonoscopy this past October, my Doctor told me he saw NO SIGNS of UC in my system and no inflammation.
He said I am currently in remission. I am so excited about my new “normal” which is HEALTHY!! I have been in remission for about the past 4 years. I am hoping that that by sharing my story, it will also help other people. Thank you for letting me share my story!
Jo Ann’s Medication and Supplement Strategy:
I am currently taking Apriso 0.375GM capsules..2 a day…VSL#3 Probiotic Medical Food..1 capsule a day..Fish oil plus D 1200mg..1 capsule a day..and also Juice Plus Orchard Blend..2 capsules a day..Juice Plus Garden Blend..2 capsules a day and Juice Plus Vineyard Blend..2 capsules a day..Juice Plus is the next best thing to fruits and vegetables! Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend & Garden Blend Capsules 3.2 oz. (1 Bottle Each/120 Capsules)
written by Jo Ann
submitted in the colitis venting area
I am a 63 year old female who has been living with UC for the past 29 years. I have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.