As I am am sitting in the hospital room, on which is day 3, of this depressing, terrifying and humbling experience, I debated on even writing a post; especially since my husband is the writer in the family. The thing is that this disease is isolating. I just happened to be web searching about UC; which is all you can do when you are stuck inside; when I came across this site. I found it to be comforting to know that people have and are experiencing the same stuff as me.
Introduction: 43 year female, full-time employed, married, 2 children 14 and 3. Never had any stomach/intestinal problems before. This is REALLY effecting my life, constantly worried that a bathroom is available UC Symptoms: bloody stool, mucus, urgency, bloating Officially diagnosed with UC in 2008 (after giving birth to my second child) after the first colonoscopy but the GI doctor suspected it in 2007 during my… Read More »When Do You Go to the Hospital?
Introduction: My name is Jill and I’m a 46 year old single Canadian mom with 3 awesome kids. I have had Ulcerative Colitis for six years. My father had it and has a complete removal of colon. He started with an outside bag and now has an inside pouch. I’m super active and busy and DON’T have time for this damn thing! Colitis Symptoms: I’m… Read More »New to Site – Off to Hospital!
Hi, i am just out of hospital after being told i have severe colitis.i am lost as to what foods i can eat and not eat.i have being prescribed pentasa twice a day.had corn flakes for breakfast and am bent up with pain now.can someone help me with my new diet,also can i eat smoked fish? Submitted in the Colitis Venting Area by: “SpiderWoman” Some… Read More »Just Out of the Hospital
Intro: I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in June 2011. Still feeling symptoms and minor flare ups and trying to handle having UC mentally. My Story and Questions: I’ve always had stomach problems since I can remember and have been sensitive to certain foods. I always chalked it up to having a “sensitive stomach” and didn’t really think it was anything serious. In October 2008,… Read More »Newly Diagnosed and Wondering If I’m Having Another Flare Up?