I was diagnosed in 2009, autumn. Haven’t had a colonoscpy in about 2.5 years, so I guess I’ll have one soon. No symptoms at the moment.
Some more about me:
I like sports, video games, reading, music, movies and traveling. Normal stuff, nothing special.
I Found My Cure
Hi guys, it’s been a while since my last post ( http://www.ihaveuc.com/remission-finally/ ). About 2 years if I’m not wrong. So, here it goes:
I’m terrific. I quit the meds, I stopped seeing my doctor, I stopped doing anything related to my UC. However, I’m working out at the gym, I ride my bike, I can drink (no beer), I eat almost whatever I want (no fruits, except for berries) and feel amazing.
After almost 5 years of colitis, I’m absolutely sure what my problem is/was: stress. All the time I was stressing out about my disease, my diet, my lifestyle, what I eat, what I drink, whether I can go out for more than a few hours without going to the bathroom, going from doctor to doctor, being surrounded by white coats and white walls – it made me sicker than I was. I was decent, but it always came back. So one day I told myself: the hell with it all, I’m gonna have some fun, I’m tired of doctors telling me that I should be happy with the state I’m in and my parents treating me like a sick person. So I moved to another city with some friends for a time. Believe what you want, but two days passed and I was symptom free. I was on the SCD at the time, with some alterations (SCD at home, fast-food when I went out, about 2-3 times/week) and Salofalk enemas. It worked, but I wasn’t feeling 100%. Around 75% I’d say (which is great, compared to what it used to be), but every other 2-3 months it came back. In my previous post, from summer ’12 I wrote that I was at 100%. That lasted a bit longer, but then my UC came back, hah. At that point, I moved out of town with the friends I mentioned and everything was fine.
I moved back home since. I’m aware it will never go away completely, because every now and then (rarely, but it does happen) I have some pain and 2 stools/day instead of one, but I quickly fix that with a short weekend trip outside the town with my girlfriend. So this is what’s doing it for me: traveling. I’m not advising anyone to quit their diets, meds or supplements, I’m just telling you guys what did it for me better than everything else. Leaving town for a few days is my cure for about 1.5 years now and it’s the best so far.
I’ve started going to the gym about 6 months ago and gained some muscle. I was skin and bones thanks to the UC, so this means a lot. I lift the same weights my healthy friends do, I ride my bike for hours at the time, I play soccer, I party on Saturdays and get as much sleep as I can on the rest of the week. That probably helps too, 10+ hrs of sleep every night.
So this is my happy story. I hope you find your secret too!
Haven’t done a colonoscopy in a while, am a bit scared, but I think I’ll do it this summer. One can never be too careful. I also have psoriasis. It’s mild, not noticeable, but it’s there and I hate it. And traveling doesn’t help with this bugger, haha. I’m still trying to figure it out.
Hi Adam, I hope you remember me, Marko from Romania :) Hope you’re well too!
written by Marko
submitted in the colitis venting area