I’m 18 years old and diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in November of 2009. I enjoy playing hockey, video games and the piano. I also likes to read.
Some more about me:
I enjoy playing hockey and piano. I’m from canada
My Current Colitis Symptoms:
bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, and joint pain
My Colitis – I Thought it was Stomach Flu
In late 2009 after a night of eating a lot of sweets, I started having diarrhea accompanied by pain in my stomach. This continued for three days, and I thought it was another case of the stomach flu. But days turned into weeks and one morning I woke up in having unbearable sharp pain in my stomach. It felt like my intestines was being shredded and torn apart. I went to the walk in clinic with my mom. The doctor asked questions and made an appointment for me with a pediatric doctor. I was 14 at the time. After a few weeks I met with the pediatric doctor and he prescribed me some iron supplements and ordered a blood test to see if I was allergic to gluten. The test came back negative. I then went to my family doctor and ordered stool samples which also came back negative. During this time I was getting frustrated because I didn’t know what was wrong with me and I was still having diarrhea and pain. Every time I ate or drank anything I had to run to the washroom. The pain got worse and I started seeing blood in the toilet. I immediately called and scheduled an appointment with my doctor. On the day of my appointment I was very sick and tired. I was just steps away from the door when I started to feel dizzy and light headed. I started to become deaf and I could no longer hear my mom. And then I just blacked out. Luckily my mom was there to catch me or I would have probably hit my head and died. I woke up in the ER connected to an IV tube . After a colonoscopy I was diagnosed with ULCERATIVE COLITIS!… my life changed forever.
written by Mohammed
submitted in the colitis venting area
Mohammed is 18 years old who was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in November of 2009. He enjoys playing hockey, video games and the piano. He also likes to read.