First of all welcome to the forum. You have come to a wonderful place full of wonderful members. You are among friends.
I must say that you have projected a rather bleak future for yourself. And all I can say is to take life one day at a time. The more you worry about the future the worse that you are going to feel. You already said that stress makes the UC worse. I would say take life one day at a time. Talk to your doctor and see about some counseling. There are programs for people who don't have insurance. You might end up working where you can get insurance in the future. There is no sense of defeating the purpose by assuming this or that will happen. So relax. Some medications can be obtained by samples from your doctor. There are options out there and hopefully you will be able to work something out. Just worry about today, today. I know that I am rambling, but I am trying to get the point across so that you wont be so hard on yourself. You have achieved so much so far. And I can see you achieving more.
Good luck, there will be others coming along with advice.
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies