Current Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms:
Currently i have very light symptoms like mucose and infrequent blood
My name is Fitsum Masresha. I have been diagnosed with UC 8 years age. Recently i have had my second colonoscopy. It went very good. I look forward for the third one.
I usually like socialization and doing something that helps others, that have a good impact
Normal Life with UC
With UC life is not as such different yet. sometimes i have to spend much time following my condition. When flares happen it feels become helpless and out of life (work,..). Apart from that i haven’t face as such difficulty in my life due to the UC.
My time with my doctor is to be honest something that I enjoy. At the same time I like my doctor very much, specially in the early times of my illness he helped me very much to survive and come back to my normal life again. But all the follow up, appointment, prescriptions, laboratory examination and the so on are something that i can never like. As of colonoscopy i had two of them and to be honest it is not something that i dislike as such. It doesn’t have a pain as such, it doesn’t take to much time, and most of all it is a kind of life saver both by reveling the condition (severity) of our UC and saving us from further complication from our UC, mainly colon cancer. So let me say I am a great fan of colonoscopy. But the thing is my doctor is not in to it. I mean he doesn’t give as such emphasis for it. I don’t know why. To get this second colonoscopy which is after 8 years from the first one I had to push him some how. I need your advice on this.
My family is very helpful for my condition. My parents and my wife who married me knowing about my condition is very caring and helpful. My family help me by understanding and providing me what I need specially when I am in relapse.
What my main concern is about how to live a normal life with UC. I have seen some complications that are related with UC from the readings. Colon cancer is the first one, and there are others. So what I want you to share me is to tell me what are the major possible complications of UC and how are you keeping yourself from them. What is your mechanism to live a normal life with UC.
My main medicine is Prednisolone. Only in some cases I have taken sulfasalazin. I haven’t tried following some way of life to manage my UC.
written by Fitsum
submitted in the colitis venting area