I’m 18, a student, have moderate UC since 15 months. I have done colonoscopy once, and will be doing one more! It’s hard to have UC as a student!
i am having hair loss.
My Colitis Story:
Having UC is hard. Taking drugs thrice a day is really hard! Having side effect, like hair loss, weaken eye sight make me feel sad! I cannot even have fast food like my friends. Sometimes the stomach pain kills me, especially when having lecture, exams, while traveling or when buzy. I am sometimes fed up with regular check up, I feel sick. I guess I’m 18 and i am too young to get though all these. My family are always here to support me, but still I feel I’m a burden for them! I really want to get rid of this UC. I really can’t focus in my future with ulcerative colitis, no plan for studying abroad, having a husband one day or bearing kids! Till now I have never met someone having ulcerative collitis. I am the first one in family having UC. I am really afraid that one day my future generation have it, it will be a curse. First time got blood in my stool, I really never imagine having a disease. I thought it was hemorrhoids, after the doctor consultation, i was rather shock, when announcing me about this new disease. Only after a colon scopy, as proposed by my private doctor, i get to know that my intestine is inflamed by 10 cm, and it’s a moderate UC. Going to the toilet more than 40 times a day made me mad, sad, stressed, depressed. had no idea what my future! Am I going to die?
Zat was the only thought in my mind! I had only 17 years when I got UC. Zat was too hard for me! I could not even give my best in my exams! I was completely broken! now i am a university student, i am trying to cope with it! :)
Where I’d like to be in 1 year:
i wish i no more have any symptom of UC and i live a normal life!
salazopyrine and predesolone
written by Aashna
submitted in the colitis venting area
Student who has been living with ulcerative colitis for over a year and struggling to get the symptoms under control