I was diagnosed on the 30th October 2017. I had a colonoscopy on the 30th. The pain was so insane I could no longer cope. I am so,happy I have finally recieved an answer.
My family would say I looked in the mirror too much when I was younger. My hobbies are helping other people. I also like the garden I find much pleasure in building projects in and around the garden and House. I love chatting, I can talk for hours and hours.
His Current Symptoms:
Pain in my tummy and lower chest area. Bleeding from the bottom. Pain is intense at times. Hi
George’s Story and Recent Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis
Hi All. Firstly I would like to express my appreciation for this website (Adam) and to everyone who makes it (the people) because what I have read has been a wonderful help to me.
My story: I started bleeding from my rectum for 6 weeks before I went to the doctors – Why did I wait so long! I thought it was hemorrhoids, when the doctor checked me I was clear, I explained that my tummy was in serve pain, he took some stool samples and blood and sent them away for testing, he said you will get results n 10 days.
However, within a further 4 days I was up at A&E. The pain in my stomach was so intense I could not cope, I could not function at all. If I sat I held my tummy, if I walked I held my tummy, 24/7 I was in pain.
I got admitted to another hospital (I live in a rural area) I received diomorphen as a pain relief. The following day I got a colonoscopy and it was diagnosed as UC…MY Life Changed Forever. I felt happy for an answer to my pain but emotionally wreaked by the result. I felt lost, lonely and emotionally drained.
At times I want to cry, I am a man and feel that I should bottle it up, in fact I think I am. I have tried taking to others about it but they don’t see the pain. For example, if you have a broken arm they see the visible pain. But my pain is inside and I look fit and healthy. You explain to others and they just look at you, but it’s a look as if yeah right there nothing wrong with you or they don’t really listen to,how you REALLY feel. Thankfully here I am able to vent my feelings and explain to you,how I feel and I take comfort in that your reply’s are sincere and that you understand how I feel.
Indeed I do take great comfort in that others feel the same and I take positivity from others’ stories. I am a super positive person but this has taken a chunk out of me. I hope only temporarily.
Thank you for listening. It means so much to me. George
I have been prescribed Mesalamine. Paracetamol, Buscopan, Omeprazole and I take Wellman vitamins. They took 10 biopsy’s to check for Cancer and I received a letter from the specialist to go and meet with him in his clinic on Friday 24 th November 2017.
written by George
submitted in the colitis venting area
I was diagnosed on the 30th October 2017. I had a colonoscopy on the 30th. The pain was so insane I could no longer cope. I am so,happy I have finally received an answer.