What up UC’ers,
I most definitely don’t like barging in with my own stories when there are several people’s stories in the queue to be published, but sometimes I think it’s necessary, and today is one of those deals.
Instead of publishing the next stories from the Colitis Venting Area, I felt obligated to bust out a video after getting back from work today. Call me a freak show, but I was thinking of this all the way home during my bus ride on the #38 in San Fran, and also on my 30 minute BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) journey under the water to the land of Berkeley. It was a ripping day at work. Two big things happened, but one of them far outweighed the other, and that’s what made it super special (and that’s what the movies about, and you’re DAMN RIGHT it’s UC related).
So, sit back, relax,
hold off on the popcorn, that stuff jacks up the colon something fierce if you asked me, but feel free to enjoy the 7 minute video. A big thanks to Dr. Kvitash (the Immunologist doctor in SF) who made the day extra special. I know there were times where he wanted to kick me out of his office in the first few minutes, but eventually after about an hour I had to excuse myself and get on with the next doctor. (For all you wondering about the usual visit I have with doctors each day…it’s usually about 35 seconds long)
–wishing you all a rippin-dippin pork chop lickin day really soon, and if you’re not on the newsletter (click here), make sure to join so you can participate in the next “UC Survey” that’s coming up really really soon!
And hey, for everyone who doesn’t think that diet plays any part in your IBD, that’s totally cool, there’s a huge amount of people who think the same. And of course, on the flip-side, for those of you who have found that diet does play a part in your Colitis treatment, don’t say that every doctor out there feels diet is not important, I met one today, and there’s for sure a crapload more waiting to be discovered.
I started site and the eNewsletter(you can join that below) shortly after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 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.
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