For all of you who are new to IHAVEUC.com, I am always blown away by reading your stories of your lives with ulcerative colitis. I started thinking a ways back, maybe around story #500 that I knew alot about our disease. But for sure, I still have alot to learn.
Recently, one of you, a fellow UC patient named Israel submitted a story to the site in the Colitis Venting Area. Once I started reading it, it became so clear that much of the story was a spitting image of my past life. Dates and everything seemed so very similar. So I want to introduce you all to Israel and let you know where you can read more about his actual colitis story.
Israel is another one of us who lived with subtle symptoms for far too long. Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms can easily be forgotten about, especially when you are able to function in society. That sure was the case for me many years ago, and it went on for a long period of time, say 5-6 years. Well, that is pretty much what Israel went through as well. A long time of bleeding, and cramping and many of the other colitis symptoms that we all know, and of course all that without a proper diagnosis.
Something else that is becoming far too clear is the scary fact that so many people who have ulcerative colitis symptoms are being mis-diagnosed during the initial office visits. That too has been the case for Israel and it led to many more years of mystery rectal bleeding and symptoms. How can this be in this modern age of colonoscopy devices and cameras. Isn’t that what the billion dollar medical companies want, for people who have symptoms of rectal bleeding to use their colonoscopy machines?
I really hope that Israel gets full control of his colitis soon. It has been inspiring to read his stories, and with the help of his new treatment in the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I’m hoping for great things to come.
If you would like to read the details of Israel’s ulcerative colitis story, he has started a website. Is can be viewed here: Israel’s Colitis Journey
Good Luck Israel, and thanks for sharing so much of your story. I wish you the best,
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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