Gosh, showing my age here, but I had both kinds of measles, mumps and chicken pox. All before entering first grade but I don't recall my age exactly. I know I had chicken pox and measles at the same time and did okay. But, my Mom had never had measles as a child and caught it from me. My brother probably had it at the same time, too. So, she probably felt terrible and yet had to take care of us at the same time. I had gastric ulcers by age 18 and a recurrence in my early 20s. In my early 20s I was also told I had a hiatal hernia, reflux and spastic colon (they now call IBS). Then, I was symptom free until my late 40s. There is no family history of UC, but my Mom, maternal aunt and maternal grandmother have had diverticulitis. My Dad had duodenal ulcers. My GI doc says there isn't a relationship with UC and the others. I don't know why UC chose me, but my GI tract has never reacted well to stress. My UC was first diagnosed after going through a very stressful divorce. I've given up trying to figure out the why and just try to deal with it as best I can.