I used to be really shy about answering questions about my Ulcerative Colitis. I was short, vague, and tried to avoid answering as much as possible. It just made me incredibly uncomfortable to talk about a digestive illness. Let’s face it. The symptoms are far from cute and not something you’d typically discuss with people you don’t know well.
Lately, I’ve become much more comfortable — in part due to having six years to adjust to life with UC, and in part because I’ve gotten involved with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Getting to know others who live with Crohn’s & Colitis has made it so much easier! Ulcerative Colitis is part of who I am. So in honor of the new challenge Goose and I are taking on for CCFA, I thought it might be fun to do a Q&A post about UC.
Of course, I can only answer from my personal experience and knowledge base. Colitis & Crohn’s effect everyone differently. But since it’s not something everyone who reads this blog can relate to, it might give you a starting point!
Ask me anything! Treatment. Goose’s response. How it effects my day-to-day life. Related illness. Farting. Whatever you’re wondering, don’t hesitate to ask. Comment below or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What questions do you have about Ulcerative Colitis? Is there anything that took you a long time to get comfortable talking about? Do you choose to keep certain big parts of your life hidden?