The Ins and Outs of Ulcerative Colitis

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Ulcerative Colitis Back when I first began blogging, I wrote a post with a basic overview of ulcerative colitis (UC). Back then, I’d only had the disease for three years and I still didn’t have a full grasp on what UC really was. That was three years ago now and I’ve been living with UC for six years now….

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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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