not sure what to say… I’m 33 and currently in the military. Have a very active lifestyle that’s appears to be coming to a screeching halt!! I was diagnosed about 4 years ago but never told what it was.. Basically ignored it until recently.. Now I’m lost and feel like my life’s about to change in a huge way. Im from Utah but have only spent 2 of the last 14 years in the states. Although Hawaii is a state it’s not the mainland. I collect baseball cards haha.. I have a felling that will be getting more popular for me in the coming years haha. I can see that my party life will be at a screeching halt……
Currently I have sever pain in my stomach and after eating can not be more than 2 minutes away from a restroom. Nothing solid comes out and there is often signs of blood.. yuck!!!
I can’t really say how its changed my life. I’m just now coming to grips with it. But I know there are alot of changes in the future. I’m actually scared of this!! haha.. I went to medical the other day and for the first time i had a young kid tell me i had to drop pants and bend over. I just about punched him in the face!!! Lets just say he got the point that i was not about to do that so easily. Now I’m here without family and lost!!
What can i expect?
How can i make it better?
What can i do to make thigs feel more normal?
Are meds the way to go?
Shoudl I quit smoking as I planned to do? I need to know everything!!! haha. I hope to find someone or more people to talk to, to help come to grip with this and take the actions i should have taken a long time ago….. I have a very active social life, enjoy haveing a few drinks.. Sometimes more. And the foods.. I don’t know that i will be able to give alot of them up. I just went shopping! haha.
But i can say that i am scared now.
More scared than i have been about anything. Not ready to change my lifestyle due to something i know nothing about. Who can i turn to? How can i make people understand i don’t want to leave the house if i have eaten becuse i fear being away from the bathroom? I’m lost and not ready for this. haha.. why me? and its a silly question to ask but i feel my current lifestyle may be to blame. I guess the biggest fear is not having someone to talk to who understands…. I’m really concerned about being depressed. I feel that it has already set in and i don’t want to be negative at all!!!
Where I’d like to be in 1 year:
in one year.. i just want to be back the shapoe i was in when i thought things were normal and was goign on with my day. enjoying the occasional drink and not feelign this way.. though i know that wont be. but hoep to be better off and symptom free!!!
all i know is asacol.. what else is there???? tell me!! haha
written by Chris
submitted in the colitis venting area
not sure what to say… im 33 and currently in the military. have a very active lifestyle thats appears to be coming to a screeching halt!! i was diagnosed about 4 years ago but never told what it was.. basicaly ignored it until recently.. now im lost and feel like my lifes about to change in a huge way. im from utah but have only spent 2 of the last 14 years in the states. although hawaii is s state its not the mainland. i collect baseball cards haha.. i have a felling that will be gettign mor epopular for me in the coming years haha. i can see that my party sie will be at a screeching halt……