When I was out of town in mid August with my wife, we took some video and quite a few pictures. I’m coming up on my 4 year anniversary since my diagnosis with UC, and if that colonoscopy scope was a person, I wish it could access the internet and watch the movie below. When I start talking in the video, I’m reading off the doctor’s notes from a visit back in March 2009. That was a rough time for me, things were not going well. It was almost a year before this website was even thought up. I didn’t think I’d be doing the things you’ll see in the video, but then again, UC is NOT the end of the world.
*There is a tiny bit of foul language from someone other than myself towards the end of the video, so kids, please cover your ears…
For anybody who is up near, or wanting to go visit Crater Lake, Oregon, USA…GO FOR IT. Great Campgrounds, Cheap, Nice hiking, need I say incredible deep blue lake with awesome swimming, and also….showers for 75 cents/4 minutes.
And, if you are up for some river rafting with bald eagles, salmon, and Bears (which we saw 3 on the sides of the river), you should definitely hit up a rafting trip down the Rogue River. Rogue Canyon Adventures was the group we went with and Travis who is the owner of that spectacular company along with Mickey(from Hunters Point, SF) were super awesome guides. I filled out a “food request” sheet that they sent in the mail before the trip, and they were able to bust out some awesome food along the way that complied with the SCD dieting rules I follow. There are also some day trips down the river if you don’t want to hit it for 3 days like we did. The link for Travis’s company is: www.roguecanyon.com/
Take care UC’ers, and keep your head in the game, flare ups do not last forever. If you’re flaring, you still have options left.
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For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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