Just Saying Hello!:)

Hello, I have had ulcerative colitis since I was about 15, was eventually diagnosed when I was 21. I am now 33 and in a flare – meh! Am on preds just now and suffering but not as bad as some other folk. I have proctitis and it amazes me that consultants can say, “it’s just a small diseased section…” That may well be true but OMG it is soooo painful!
I live in Scotland and am a Secondary school teacher which is tough on the UC. I have achieved most of my goals – the one that has failed me is starting a family -possibly due to being poorly. My dream holiday would be somewhere in South America or India. One day!! The UC will not stop me as I have travelled in the past – ok it was not easy but it can be done!
Thanks for setting up this forum – they are truly invaluable for folk like us! Wish I had access to something like this when I was younger!!

Colitis Medications:

Have tried a lot of meds. I am hoping the steroids work. They are taking their time. I have struggled to find something that keeps me in remission tho – that would obviously be my main goal!! Aza no longer works. I have been told to try suppositories again but they have never worked in the past.

Hard Parts of the Disease:

Hardest things to deal with:

In the past the lonlieness
Worrying about time off work
All the other symptoms – some very scary

Much easier to deal with now – I am a pro! lol Like most folk with IBD tho I often put up with too much and then cannot cope.

Ulcerative Colitis Tips

The FREE iHaveUC eBook "Ulcerative Colitis Tips" is made available to all members of the 15,000 person newsletter group INSTANTLY. It is several pages of tips gathered from other people living with Ulcerative Colitis, and has ideas which can be put into action immediately. You will need to enter your email, and confirm the email address afterwards.

One Response to Just Saying Hello!:)

  1. Adam
    Adam November 23, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    Hi Lainy,
    Hey, we both share the exact same dream of a nice vacation in South America! Soon enough we will make it a reality right?!!! I think anythings possible in the world today, thanks so much for sharing your story!

Leave a Reply