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Taking Control of the Next Chapter of My UC Story

Meet Mark D: I’m 55, with UC since 1975. Happily married with kids. Successful career as an architect until the downturn wiped out the industry. Now I am an entrepreneur (or unemployed depending on your perspective.) I love good food, playing music, drawing, gardening, getting lots of exercise, running, swimming, biking, squash, golf and new this year- Tai Chi! Colitis Symptoms: I am currently either… Read More »Taking Control of the Next Chapter of My UC Story

23 Years Of Great Life After UC

Meet Doug: Diagnosed 1989, Located here in upstate NY, 47 years old. When it started I hunted, fished, snowmobiled, played a lot of paintball and my job was heavy construction. Things have changed but not because of the UC. Married in 94, kids in 95 and 96. New office job 2000. Kept so busy with kids and life, UC just an annoying (really annoying) distraction… Read More »23 Years Of Great Life After UC

5 Years with Colitis, No to Prednisone, Hello to SCD

I was Diagnosed with UC 5 years ago. I work at sea on old wooden boats and was a week away from land when the symptoms that we all are familiar with started. Sailing is very physically demanding and as the week went on, I couldn’t eat, had severe stomach ache and was passing basically nothing but blood. When we got to land and i… Read More »5 Years with Colitis, No to Prednisone, Hello to SCD