Kristen is an incredibly strong UC warrior who has suffered more challenges than she has success. But she manages to keep a positive attitude and bright outlook on life. Read her story to learn more about how amazing she is!Read More
I was diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis – a form of colitis, just a year ago this month. When I first got diagnosed it was bittersweet. It felt so good to finally put a name on the illness causing me so much fatigue and pain, but I remember being terrified.Read More
Granted my surgery was a success, things didn’t go as planned while I was recovering in the hospital. About a week went by, I was finally eating regular foods and feeling great. It wasn’t until late one night I got up to use the bathroom and I lost all vision and immediately contacted the nurse who proceeded to lay me down and take my vitals, which happened to be very poor and I was rushed the Intensive Care Unit.Read More
My path to an ostomy began like many of my fellow ostomates. After eight years of failing pharmaceutical therapy for ulcerative colitis, it was time to remove my colon. They say that having a colectomy is the cure for ulcerative colitis. At the age of 30, I was happy to finally have a solution to my woes, move on with my life medication free and start a family.
Unfortunately, this isn’t what happened...at least not yet.Read More