ulcerative colitis

Accutane and Ulcerative Colitis, Studies Are Showing a Link

In the past few months, there has been a bombardment in news flashes and media talk about the connections between Crohns disease/Ulcerative Colitis and acne medications.  So, I thought I would do some research to try to figure out what the hype is all about. I myself have not tried Accutane, but I have several friends who most definitely have, and my guess is that… Read More »Accutane and Ulcerative Colitis, Studies Are Showing a Link

My Upcoming Colectomy Surgery

So after many months waiting and trying to get funding and paperwork ready for surgery…. it’s finally come together.  I haven’t been writing much because things have basically been the same – cramps, blood, joint pain, etc. But as of today, May 5, 2010 I am now ready to schedule the J-Pouch surgery and colectomy and ileostomy and be able to document it and detail… Read More »My Upcoming Colectomy Surgery

My Story

Hi there! My name is Jennifer. I am 33. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis almost ten years ago. I have been on daily meds ever since. I have been hospitalized three times, when medication was not able to control my symptoms. I always wanted children. Once married, my husband and I made the decision to immediately try to have a baby. I was surprised… Read More »My Story