I’m the mother of a 24-year-old son who was diagnosed with severe UC in January 2012 just a few months before he graduated from college. I’m very proud of him – although he was sick and in pain, he graduated on time and is now employed and living on his own.
He’s tried many things including the Specific Carb Diet and different medications but nothing works. He recently told me he doesn’t want to talk about colitis anymore or hear my suggestions of things that might help him get well. He said he’s tired of getting his hopes up then being let down yet again. I respect his wishes. We stay in touch and talk on the phone about once a week but it’s hard to not share new info with him.
But that doesn’t stop me from sharing with all of you, does it?!
My son reads this website and I’m very grateful to Adam who is bringing this disease out in the open so everyone can learn from each other.
And if my son reads this posting: “I love you, son, and will continue praying for you to get well.”
I want to share with you an article that was in today’s newspaper that states SALT could be promoting these diseases. Here it is in its entirety:
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)
MARCH 12, 2013
written by Tucson Mom
submitted in the Parents of UC’ers Venting Area