I have just been diagnosed with Sever US in the upper and lower colon in December. I am 35 father of two and may have had this for over 10yrs and did not know it. I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant at 24, my GI now thinks that was a miss diagnoses.
I am active and would like to stay active, I go to the gym, play golf and coach baseball. I have not found a diet that works for me, the SCD diet is difficult because I can not tolerate any dairy, so I am open to suggestions.
Sick with Colitis In New Jersey:
UC has made me paranoid and scared. I have found myself crying at night wondering if I can every be the man that I was and that my wife and kids need me to be. My family has been great, but they really don’t understand the mental toll this takes on you.
I have been under a massive amount of stress as I have moved my family from FL back to NJ because I was laid off in May of 2010. The process took 18 months. The first year I spent away from my wife and kids making sure my job was secure, only to let me go because of a merger 30 days after we moved them back. The stress of this culminated 2 days before thanks giving when I have a major flare with a fever of 105.
How do you deal with this everyday
for the rest of your life?
My Doctor is very laid back, thinks I am over thinking things. He is not doing a colonoscopy until the 1 yr mark, he thinks I will be healed by then. He believes that Stress is what is causing this, I don’t disagree.
I know it is genetic also, I am worried I am going to get cancer or need my colon removed, I am just scared all the time. Which is new for me, I am the normal alpha male in the group. Either way I realize that I have this, and now I need to figure out how to eat with it. I know I should not eat bread but it actually is the only thing that does not upset my stomach….what can I do?
I need help, need someone to guide me. At this point if I could just figure out my diet that would be a huge win.
written by Edward