K.H. asks from Goodlettsville, TN on November 17, 2007
My son who just turned 19 has recently been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Would like to chat with someone who is familiar with this problem.
So What Happened?™
I took my son for his 3rd GI doctor opinion on Monday, he immediately contacted a doctor at Vanderbilt to see him because of the pain and bloating - On Wednesday 11-21 we saw the 4th Doctor at 10:00 AM, he was immediately sent to surgery to have his colon removed, it had perforated in two places - we are extremely fortunate to even have him. Recovery is going really slow, he is terribly weak. Please keep him in your prayers.
M.M. answers from Knoxville on November 18, 2007
I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease, which is the other form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. If you want to talk about anything, feel free to e-mail me at ____@____.com
I hope your son doesn't suffer too much. I suffer with severe abdominal pain during my flare ups. Feel free to write at anytime. It would be great for me as well to talk with someone who is going through something similar. As of yet, I have not found anyone with my disease to talk to about it. It's hard to understand if you don't experience it yourself.
Thanks and your son will be in my thoughts and prayers.
C. answers from Johnson City on November 18, 2007
Hi K. - I had Ulcerative Colitis 8 years ago, when I was 25. Mine was stressed induced and in the long run, mine was so bad I had to have my enitre colon removed. If you would like to talk further about my situation, you can contact me ____@____@____.com I'll be glad to do anything I can to help or answer any questions!
PS - I NOTICE THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL PEPOLE THAT HAVE SAID THERE IS NO ONE TO TALK TO ABOUT CHRON'S OR COLITIS, IN KINGSPORT THERE IS A SUPPORT GROUP THAT MEETS MONTHLY AT COLONIAL HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH - IT'S A CHRON'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP, THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL!!
K.T. answers from Tuscaloosa on November 19, 2007
E.K. answers from New Orleans on November 18, 2007
Hi, I had (have) ulcerative colitis. The first <i'll call it "episode" began when I was going through a stressful time in college. It was brought under control with medication. I had several subsequent episodes, each during times of extreme stress. Now that I am in my 40's I make it a point to have a colonoscopy every 2-3 years.
feel free to email me. ____@____.com
C.S. answers from Huntsville on November 26, 2007
My husband was just diagnosed with this problem last Spring. He just turned 36. I have a lot to learn still but I feel like this disease is very treatable. I know that with the medicine and diet, it can go into remission.
B.S. answers from Clarksville on November 18, 2007
K. go talk to someone at a health food store . My sister has chrones and put it in to remission a long time ago with Colidial Silver .