This illness has pushed Andera and taught her a couple of things: Be your own advocate. Be open about U.C. Doing this provides me a stronger support group (family and friends are vital, particularly when during a flare). It’s a journey to find what works and discovering our strengths in managing U.C.
Meet Jay: Diagnosed 2009, via colonoscopy, really scary time thought I had cancer. Symptoms started with thousands of tiny sores on insides of my hands and fingers, found out these were ulcers. My mouth was full of ulcers and I… Read More »Doctors Tell You You’re a Mystery – Seeking UC Gurus
Question 1: What are the main requirements to be a good Fecal Transplant Donor? Health: I suggest the Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Workgroup criteria as the baseline for determining a good donor. That means no infectious disease, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disease,… Read More »Fecal Microbiota Transplant Questions and Answers
Meet Cathy: I’m a mom of college-age daughter with Ulcerative Colitis. I have been gluten free since 2008 due to gluten intolerance. We have a family history of celiac disease as well as unspecified colitis. My Daughter’s Battle with Colitis… Read More »Mom of College-Age Daughter with UC and C. Diff