Oooh, Prevail, sorry to hear about
your recent diagnosis. UC can't possibly be much fun. There is an entire forum on HW devoted to this condition, so they will definitely be able to help you out. Actually, your age is just around the time many people are diagnosed - mid-20's - so that's not unusual. There are many medications and other remedies available to control UC, so that should be heartening, but the disease can definitely occasionally wreak havoc! You'll need to get those scopes more frequently now, but sounds like you got through it all right. Keep us updated and best of luck to you.