FOR EVERYONE who may have, has had, or still has the ulcerative colitis disease we all know so well…there is some super great news. UC’ers can still crank out a wicked amount of pullups every once in a while. Some of you may remember a few weeks back when a super informal, fun/friendly pullup competition was announced here, and some of you may have wondered who the heck got into involved and what the hell the deal is. Well, the time has come. Three brave souls, all UC’ers, and me (although I for sure pulled off way less than the competition) have got our videos submitted, and we need your votes. Who should be crowned the Colitis Pullup Champion?
So please take a look at the videos, and cast your vote. And once you’re through watching the videos, make sure to sit back and relax knowing that UC for sure isn’t the end of the world, and life can still go on. Thanks to everyone who participated, and you all are friggin rockstars for sure!
Here’s Little More About Some of the Pullup’ers:
Bio: I was diagnosed with UC in February 2011 and had my colon removed in December 2011 as the first step in a 3 part J Pouch surgery. i’ve been living with a j Pouch since August 21st, 2012. I shot this pull up video a little over 3 months after my final surgery. That is the most pull ups I’ve ever done IN MY LIFE! I don’t care if I win this competition. Frankly, the other guys beat me, but I just want to show people that life goes on without a colon. I’m doing just fine now and my wonderful, lovely wife and cute little boy are happy to have daddy back!
Diagnosed 7 years ago.
mostly asymptomatic till 2010.
Started to flare when i moved to NY from California….climaxing last December in a 1 week hospital stay after crapping blood 40+ times a day, loosing 20lbs, and being on deaths door. Since leaving the hospital 1 year ago, i have ssslllooowwwlllyyy been improving through medication, diet, lifestyle, spiritual, and quite frankly whatever i can use to get better. currently bleeding slightly, moderate pain, and 4-5 semi urgent trips to the bowl a day,avg.(some days better than others). I entered this challenge in hopes of setting an example for not giving up even though this disease can literally drain my strength right out my ass. we all do the best we can, and we are here to support each other.
Trent…(Trent’s too busy at the gym working out, so not enough time to get his whole story up, but you got his pullup video!)
Thanks Again Trent, Blake and Alex. And for everyone else, if you want it to be, this could be you as well. Colitis People Can Survive!
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For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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