Hey There UC’ers,
It’s April, and its time for a website update:
Here’s the news:
1. The 2011 Writing Contest is moving right along, and there have been a lot of new stories in the past month. The current leaders with the most unique story readers are:
So far, 1021 unique people have read her story. Give it a read if you haven’t already.
Charis’s story is in second place, and her story is: https://www.ihaveuc.com/the-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-is-not-always-a-freight-train/
If you want to submit your story, just go to the colitis writing contest page, and send it in.
2. Big thanks to everyone who has submitted your doctor reviews. There are a whole ton of them, so hopefully many of you will find them useful. If you would like to add your own, feel free to do that on the doctor review page here.
3. I have started posting up sometimes daily pictures of the foods I’m eating on a new section of the site here.
4. There hasn’t been much talk in the past few months, but there are still a group of us going to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate either by walking or running in the half marathon that is happening in December of 2011. It’s a great time, and feel free to email me if you want some info on that (email@example.com if my email for that)
5. With regards to the SCD diet clinical study I’m participating in, a few days ago I received in the mail a second package with the “tools” for me to send off some more stool samples to assist the Rush Medical Center in Chicago’s ongoing clinical study into the effects this diet has on people with IBD. They are still searching for some participants to act as the control group who do NOT follow the diet.
And most importantly, I’m still so amazed by how helpful everyone is who uses this website in terms of offering ideas and suggestions to others who are in need of help. That’s what this place is all about. I encourage anyone who has had some great ulcerative colitis success or is in need of some success to continue to submit your stories to the site. For sure others here who have ulcerative colitis will enjoy reading and learning from you.
Have a great rest of April, and I’ll be adding a funny honey making video soon.
-Adam (and of course, i have uc)
So I like UC’ers. That’s been going on since 2009 I’d say.
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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