I was diagnosed in 2010 with UC. For the next 2 years the disease was ruthless without full emission. In fact I kept getting hit by major life events that kept triggering my immune system ( father's death, car accidents, work place discrimination ect)
It seems like I couldn't get a break even after changing jobs. I wound up under a passive aggressive boss who took out his personal frustrations on me. Just my luck he had a 5 year EEO case against a white female and I was the only white female under him...go figure!
I tried my best to address the situation but like in all past work places it was "brushed under the carpet" because it made management look bad to have these problems. I tried leaving jobs that were abusive but my resume now looks a mess and everyone thinks it's me.
I had my colon completely removed in 2012 and then my anus on 2013. After a 5 year break and after a new abusive work situation I was told my blood tests shows signs of my immune system being active. I'm also suffering unspecified anxiety due to the resent way my manager AND HR handled the recent situation. I was the new person on the job but place on a team where the co-workers were 1/2 my age. The immaturity level was significant and I was being ostracized but my manager didn't do anything about
it other than twist it around and try to make it my fault. The team dynamic were too extreme.
My GI told me there was a 10% chance it "could be Crohn's". If so, I'm dead in the water. I couldn't tolerate the low end medications and my liver and pancreas were starting to fail after 2 years. My first dose of Asacol left me in bed for 3 days! I spent my evening in the ER due to dehydration and nausea. Having this return is realizing my greatest fear.
I fear that my immune system is "trained" to react one way when it come to being mistreated. It was the way I was raised..emotionally abused by my mother and physically abused by my sister. .
Has anyone else also experience this after being diagnosed with UC and having their colon removed? Did it return and act in the same manner or was it different?
Diagnosed with UC, July 2010
proctocolectomy with end ileostomy, Sept 2012
Anal stump removed due to complications, Dec 2013
Sept 2018 blood tests show immune system reactivated