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.
My diet has changed completely. Porridge and chicken and boiled rice, white bread. I have yet to find a sauce and tasty food once again. I am determined to get in to remission ASAP.
written by George
submitted in the colitis venting area