Getting Married in to UC

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   Posted 1/24/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all.  I am getting married in less than three months and she has UC.  We just had a battle her's in the hospital for a week.  She is kinda ok right now, but I figured I'd get on here and learn how to help her cope with her sickness because it will be our sickness in 3 months.  I look forward to chatting with all y'all.

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   Posted 1/24/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome! You know what....this is really sweet of you. I'm glad she is doing okay right now. Is she on meds? You could also check out It is the Chrons/Colitis Foundation and has lots of great information.

We have a great group of people here. Feel free to post any questions or if she feels comfortable tell her about our site.
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   Posted 1/24/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome! What a caring guy your fiance has found especially since you want to find out more about UC and how you can help her to feel better. It's tough enough for us to battle this disease, but it's even harder when our loved ones don't understand it so for you to take the time and research it is so wonderful. I know my boyfriend did that too, and I so appreciated it. When I'm feeling poorly, he usually takes over and lets me veg. Last time he took care of everything and put a movie on for me, let me sleep, and cooked dinner. Tab is right; we have a great forum of people here so if you have any questions, feel free to ask anything....we've heard it all! :-) Take care, and congrats on the upcoming nuptials.


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   Posted 1/24/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations! and Welcome to the forum.  It can be tough as you know to watch your loved ones in pain.  My husband still talks about how devastated he felt when I was in the hospital and at my worse.  Kindness will go a long way with UC and your life together.  Just by coming on here and asking for advise shows you will both cope just fine.  I think she will find this website so incredibly helpful.  I wouldn't have made it without it and sometimes still depend on everyone here.  They are wonderful! 


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Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
Canasa when needed

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   Posted 1/24/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
My ex was at the racetrack when I had to be taken to the ER and was originally diagnosed with UC. Hope your fiance knows what a great guy she has.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
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Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.

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   Posted 1/24/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
that is great, awwww! I think the best thing for my husband and I is communication, he is very good, but has let me know he is not a mind reader. As long as I don't shut him out (my own issue) and try to deal with it on my own we have gotten through it well. I'll warn him saying I am having a bad prednisone day and I just need to go read a book, take a bath and probably wont be good company for the rest of the night......which works out and keeps me from getting snippy with him and vice versa.

Hope she continues to get better quickly! and Congratulations!!!
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
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   Posted 1/24/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
That is realy nice....I'm kinda the opposite situation as I have UC and my girlfriend and I are moving close to marriage. From a practical perspective, if you could have two bathrooms where you live together she could have one and you could have one. My girlfriend has two bathrooms and since the beginning, I've always used the one farthest away from the bedroom because I knew she rarely used that one. It just sort of became my bathroom so she never gives it any thought when I go to "my" bathroom. This is actually better for me than having her know I have symptoms or hear me in there. She knows I have UC but I feel better when the impact is minimized. Also I have an extremely strict diet that I stick to because of UC and she is a great cook and makes really tasty things that are still within my diet. When we eat dinner together, she has the same thing as I have and again, it's no big deal....So sometimes it's best to give her adequate privacy and space and try to make her feel like it's no big deal to you.
Best of luck.

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   Posted 1/25/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Another vote for two bathrooms - or at least a bath and a half. That takes alot of stress out of the relationship.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.

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