Hello I’m Rick 41 from Wisconsin. Just diagnosed with UC Dec. 29th 2011. I have been through a lot with the death of my wife and raising my kids, but now it time for me to ask why??
Help Me Out with this Ulcerative Colitis:
As you read I was recently diagnosed, I have 2 words for this…why me? Everyone has stories, well here is mine.
I’m a single dad raising 2 kids, my wife died of cancer 9 years ago. I’m never been a selfish person, I asked why when she had cancer and we were constantly traveling between Dr. appointments. But I did what I could do to keep it all together. Fast forward 7 yrs, son graduated from HS and off to college, my daughter is a star soccer player. This is about the time I noticed something was wrong with me. My regular Dr. just blew it off as IBS(inflammatory bowel syndrome), maybe it was at that time but I insisteaded I would have a colonospicy done. Clean bill of health, but still the stomach cramps, constant diarrhea, blood in my stool and getting sick. So I dealt with it for 2 more years until within the last 6-7 months I just couldn’t take it anymore, going to the bathroom 15-25 times a day was really cutting into my time, I’m a soccer coach for a traveling team and boys and girls high school teams. So I don’t need to tell anyone that there wasn’t always bathrooms were you play and practice. So I used a lot of Amodium AD, like way to much. Well 4-6 pills couldn’t even slow it down anymore. Went back to the Dr. had another colonoscopy and my colon was so inflamed the had a hard time moving the scope through my colon. Actually woke my sleepy butt up from dream land…not cool.
Well here I am, diagnosed with UC, taking 16 pills a day. Just started looking at the SCD diet, right now. I’ve been on medications for almost 7 weeks and getting a bit better but the constant pressure, pain and pure embarrassment is to much sometimes. People just don’t understand it at all. HELP!!!!