Complications of Ulcerative Colitis

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Complications of Ulcerative Colitis (and How to Spot Them) Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an adventure all by itself. You never know from one day to the next how your day is going to go or what surprises await you. I thought it might be helpful, particularly for new patients, if I wrote a two-part series of complications…

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Chronic Illness – The True Test of Love

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Chronic Illness – The True Test of Love My love life can be summed up in one phrase by the philosopher Seneca: “Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.” I didn’t do a lot of dating when I was younger. My first date was in college at 19-years-old. Most boys annoyed me. My first kiss was at 21-years-old. I…

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UC Can Take My Colon, But I Won’t Quit – Heather’s Story

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INTRODUCTION: This week, I’d like to introduce you to Colitis Mama, Heather Bernard. I absolutely love reading diagnosis stories. They help me to feel less alone and make me realize just how strong people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease are. Through it all, Heather managed to get married and have a beautiful son. The judges have awarded her as the 1st Place Winner in the…

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Anonymously Brave: Poo is Taboo

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Anonymously Brave: Poo is Taboo This week my story was featured on the Today Show’s website and Facebook page. The week before last, Susan James called me for an interview. At the time, I didn’t think much of it… I’ve been interviewed before, but most of those interviews were for smaller, lesser-known websites. Never anything so well-known as the…

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