Monthly Archives: May 2011

Shits on a Plane (or My Breaking Point)

My doctor first suggested surgery in 2009, but I resisted. Flare after flare, I wouldn’t even discuss it. Remove my colon? You must be crazy. I’m not that sick. Sure, I go to the bathroom 20 times a day. Granted, … Continue reading

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“We need to talk about your fla[re].”*

Although I’ve ridiculed friends for blogging or Facebook posting about their baby’s poop, there’s really no way to talk about UC without talking about poop. However, because this blog is intended primarily to be a resource to others considering surgery, … Continue reading

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My UC Story

I’m 33 years old. Married with two dogs. I have ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed with UC when I was 16 years old, so I’ve been dealing with it for a long time. For the first 10 years or so, I … Continue reading

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