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Happy Holiday Season Time is Among Us

Dear Readers & Poopers,

I think none of us can deny that December is here.

Wow right…

This is always an interesting month right?

Maybe you disagree.  And that’s ok.

But, I wanted to write a short message to you and also a message to your friends and fams who you care about.

Maybe this is even a bit pre-mature, but I’m willing to bet there is a long list of people who have UC who thought that sometime during 2015…well…maybe you felt like there was absolutely no way you would make it through the year.

Yeah.  I’m talking about the time when you were sitting on the crapper (maybe the fifth time that morning mind you), and you were looking over at the almost run-out 2nd or third roll of toilet paper for the day…and you were thinking, what the #($*CK!…

I don’t think I’ll survive this…

Again, maybe (and you wouldn’t be the first, and unfortunately NOT even close to the last) you thought there was no way in hell you’d see 2016.

This my friends, is a little deep dark secret game that our brother “Ulcerative Colitis” sometimes plays.

And, the bigger secret is that guess what…??

If you are reading this message today…

You Won.  You got the prize. You made it! Yippers

Do we like playing this game..?

Of course not.

Do we sometimes have to play this game even if we don’t want to…??

Unfortunately yes.

But in the end, you have made it to the final month of 2015, and I’m sure you’ll be here celebrating a new year however you plan on doing that.

And I’m proud of you all.

Congrats, and enjoy the last few moments of 2015 even if you’re unrolling the 3rd roll of doodie paper right now.

Thinking of you all, especially our UK Amigo big G who’s dealt with some tuffie times as of late.

But like the rest, he’ll be back at it soon.

Regards to the best,



28 thoughts on “Happy Holiday Season Time is Among Us”

  1. Graham from England

    Yes seasons wishes to our great family!

    This can take you down when you thought you were up but each time it’s just another marathon. We’ve done them before and will have to again. Our scars and medals are invisible, no recognition or adulation just the strength that comes from the wins and losses.

  2. Well said Adam! One thing I’m happy about this year is finding this amazing website of yours! I refer to it on a daily basis! It’s been most useful to me!
    Merry Christmas to all UC sufferers out there, cheers to a better, healthier, happier, new year!

  3. Adam….Thank you doesn’t seem enough to say to you for making this site for us.
    You have no idea how it has helped us. Things would happen and I would be so afraid, but when I would read others that had the problem and how they dealt with it, it took a lot of the fear away…and fear is a bad feeling. Its comforting to have a place to go and
    vent and get help. Again Thank You and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Just wanting ro wish a Merry Christmas too all who are like me with UC. Not looking forard to the holiday meals at all this year. Thanks Again Adam for posting your stories and advise. At least I know I am not alone anymore to fight this……

  5. Your message really hit home. This year has been rough with an increasing number of flares and then C- diff. Still crossing my fingers that it doesn’t come back. I write this as another flare is starting up. So here we go again. Merry Christmas to all.

  6. Thanks for the words of encouragement! Happy holidays to all the UCers out there like myself. While I have suffered immensely this year as I am sure many have, I was also blessed with a pregnancy. There can be beautiful moments amongst all our pain so take what you can and love it in. Cheers to a healthier, happier 2016 to all of us!

  7. Thank you Adam for your dedication and magnificent web site. And thank you for making me/we laugh which is half the battle at times.
    Your the best,

    The very best of the season to you and your family.
    All the best


  8. Thanks for writing this awesome message Adam. Been having a crappy day, week. This message and all of your messages give me hope to kick this horrible disease in the butt!!

  9. I have only come across your website in the last two weeks. On steroids for the first time after 8 years flare free. Been a tough few weeks, still off work and having to reevaluate what I want from my life, planning to go part time from Jan. The website has been a godsend, and your Christmas message gave me hope, so thank you for all you do for fellow ucer’s. I won’t raise a glass because my Christmas alcohol will have to remain untouched until I finish my steroids, but thank you for reminding it’s okay .

  10. Adam I must say that after you have gone through a couple of years I don’t think it’s get any easier you just learn to deal with it. Yes we made another year with your help and others thanks again, keep up the good work.

  11. Luana C

    Awesome words, thank you for the inspiration. Even though I’d be rich If I didn’t have to buy so much toilet paper and baby wipes… its still going to be a good 2016.

  12. Merry Christmas to all UCers! Thanks to Adam for his dedication, hard work and humor. This website helped me more than any GI Doc ever has. Here’s to a solid 2016 :)

  13. All i can say is thankyou adam your website is amazing. ..i have suffered this disease for the good part of my life…but really hit me hard 10 years ago! And have had 4 attacks lasting 9 months at a time..2 of which brought on by pregnancy. Through stumbling accross your website. ..whilst looking for naturopath cures…when normal medicine and steroids did not help…i have learnt so much about this disease. ..through you. I cannot thankyou enough!

    Merry Christmas to all…but if you are suffering right now i urge you all to look at naturopathy. ..a medicine called wormwood….i went into remission after 4 weeks…but the results were almost immediate…do yourselves a favour…visit a natropath

  14. Cheers to you, Adam and all UC’ers. This site has been a great family too. It’s been a nice 2015 and hope all of you will have a smooth and pinkish scoping like mine in 2016! Happy holidays to all.

  15. thanks so much for this site, as a parent, I appreciate all the information, and it does feel like a feeling of relief that the year is almost over, and 2016 could be better.
    after no relief from Apriso, Canasa or Uceris and harsher options on the horizon, trying LDN starting today.
    best wishes to all and for a cure.

  16. Right back at cha! Life is a challenge with UC, that’s for sure but somehow we have to look at the good stuff – because despite the trips to the bathroom, 1 a day (a dream) or 20, there is something good. Sometimes its just a “hey that really was a fart” or sometimes its just having somebody hold your hand when you feel down. Those are the good things! Merry Christmas my fellow UCers. May we have a bright, happy, and healthy 2016!

  17. Thanks as always Adam…

    Our battle is never ending, but we will persevere….it is a rollercoaster ride, a marathon, numerous battles to win the war…we will…someday as long as we continue to fight, support and share what works as well as what doesn’t as we know UC is similar, but not the same for everyone. So thanks to Adam for providing us this amazing arena to come together. UC is a curse and a gift…we are stronger than sometimes we even know!

    Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year! :-)

  18. Merry Christmas to all my fellow UC’ers. I wish you JOY in the coming new year. Thanks Adam for your hard work and dedication to this site, it has gotten me thru some dark times. Graham you have been an inspiration to me, especially. This site has taught me to be brave and try new remedies, which has turned my UC around and now I’m walking in the light! Blessings to you all!

  19. Adam,

    Your absolutely right about feeling empowered to make it month after month. I went on for my colonoscopy and passed with flying colors. Not because of the medicine that the doctors kept insisting that I take, but because of a lifestyle of food diet changes that my wife and I decided to embark on. Largely because of the book I read from your diet techniques and the willingness to keep playing the game, but with my rules.

    Thank you again for the tips and tricks to overcome and persevere another year.

    Christopher Ildefonso

  20. Thank you so much everyone for your comments and more than anything, a big big thank you to all of you for supporting eachother.

    Have a great rest of 2015 and some fun celebrations with family and friends no matter how you are feeling!

    Cheers and happy holidays,

  21. New to your site. 2015 was not a great year for me and UC. Hoping so much that 2016 will be kinder to me, and all of us who have this.

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