After a traumatic event, James became dependent on pain killers that he feels contributed to his ulcerative colitis. He was involved in an awful motorcycle accident that left him with 8 broken vertebrae, 10 ribs, and he spent 21 days in the hospital.
Below are the complete list of stories that have been submitted by users of the website. They are mostly written by ulcerative colitis patients (UC’ers), but there are also some stories from parents, family, and friends of UC folks too. Some stories are about the initial diagnosis while others are about hard and sometimes happy times that follow after you know for sure you have UC.
a little about her: My name is Beth and I have been living with UC for about 8 years, until last August it was very well controlled primarily with diet and 3 to 4 days of prednisone once to twice a year, usually when travelling. Then it all went you know where in a handbasket. […]
Welcome Video for everybody who is in some way living or involved with ulcerative colitis and the difficulties and stressful nature of life and some ideas on how to re-evaluate how stressful our lives are.
Selene is a newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and is figuring out how to cope with the complicated process of figuring out medications.
Meet Artem: I am interested in computers, cars, photography, music, sport. And I also work at the milk factory :) I am from Russia and in our country there are many people with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. And we have very expensive drugs. ( My site in russian language about UC and CD – […]
Meet Sean: About a year after moving to Portland,Oregon, I started going diarrhea 30-50 times a day while working as a mover. There was so much blood in every stool I passed, well I ignored this for about 2 years and just loaded up on anti diarrhea pills I bought at the grocery stores. I […]
Ladies and Gentlemen, How are you doing this Sunday? I don’t usually come home from an extended weekend trip and make up a smoothie, take the clothes out of the suitcase(actually…big thx to Misa for doing this tonight(and most nights:)), put on some comfortable clothes and get on the computer ripping out a story on […]
What is a UC’er to do? And we’re talking about hemorrhoids. Below is an email that one of the site’s followers sent this past week, and they requested input or ideas from the rest of us (meaning you:). Here it is: Hey, Adam. I’ve a question for you and your readers having to do with […]
Hey UC’ers and followers of the site, I received this email below a few minutes ago, and I’d love for anybody with some thoughts or personal experiences who can relate to chime in. below is the email: Hi Adam! I know that you hear from so many of us so often, but, I find your […]
Meet Eleanor: Hiya on here for some guidance ans support to my recently diagnosed diseases and help and advice about pain management and urgency I am a single mum of 3 kiddies ans am a mature degree student currently separated from my husband of 3 years Her Colitis Symptoms: Blood mucus urgency to.toilet dry eyes […]
Hey all you UC’ers, I’m pleased to tell you about a free app that I recently learned about, called IBD Health Storylines. It is specifically designed for individuals diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and IBD, created with inputs from the patient community. This app makes it easy to record your bowel activity, food triggers, moods and […]
Meet Joan: Hi – I am a 52 year old mother of 4 adult children. I’ve been part of Adam’s site in the past and very thankful to be here. I have had UC (diagnosed) for 10 years now, but symptoms from the time I was a little kid, and my father had UC and […]
Meet Veronica: 61 Female diagnosed with UC Jan 2011. Born and raised NYC. Work in the medical field (emergency medicine) but practice a more holistic approach to disease in my own life. Some more about Veronica: Passionate about Classical/Spanish and acoustic guitar and have been slowly learning how to play for past five years. Colitis […]