Hey all, it’s Curtis. I haven’t posted an update in a while so I figured I would share how things are going with me since my last update.
I only had Ulcerative Colitis for about 2 months but I can confidently say that I am 100000x happier now than I ever was with UC.
I have ZERO pain, am taking ZERO medications and have freedom to do and pretty much eat whatever I want without having to worry about where the bathroom is!
I know there are a lot of you who are happy in remission and changing your diet and taking medications so if that makes you happy, then that’s great, but if you aren’t happy and surgery is more and more becoming an option, I can personally say that it changed my life for the best. I know I have said this before but if I could go back in time and have the option to have the medications work or have the surgery, I would still do the surgery with the knowledge that I have now.
I went to Disneyland last week with my friends and I had no issues whatsoever and it felt incredible! I gave myself 3 goals at the beginning of this year when this all started and I wanted to complete them by December. I made these goals to let myself know when I am fully healthy again and they were: 1. To be able to play soccer 2. To be able to surf 3. To be able to go to Disneyland. I can now check #3 off that list, and in the next couple of weeks will be able to cross of the other 2. My incision is ALMOST fully healed, it’s taken a lot longer than I expected but oh well. I have started working out slowly to get myself in shape for soccer so I at least have some base fitness instead of going into it cold. ANYWHO, I feel awesome, now I just need to find a job! If anyone has any ideas or connections for a job down here in beautiful San Diego I would be open for suggestions! haha.
I hope everyone is finding something that works for them, and also I hope that anyone who is thinking about surgery knows that it isn’t the end of the world at all, you just have to put life on hold for a couple months, but in my opinion it is TOTALLY worth it!
Vitamin C and a Multi Vitamin…BOOM
Submitted by Curtis in the Colitis Venting Area
Curtis is a young guy who developed a very rapid case of severe ulcerative colitis symptoms in early 2011. Shortly afterwards as when medications were failing to solve his problems, he had only one option left which was surgery, and he is hanging in there and doing great. Curtis is an expert soccer player and has his own line of T-Shirts he creates too.