You can hide it and nobody wants to talk about
it because it is "embarrassing" or makes them uncomfortable. Even my family thinks it is all in my head even after I show them the pictures of my bleeding ulcers. My mom thinks I have IBS....still after 10 years and multiple explanations. Some people just don't want to hear about
it. It is great to know that there are some people that not only know what it is, but are sympathetic to it. I saw someone with a "got guts" bracelet on the other day and we had a great conversation as well. I think God puts people around when you need them the most to tell you to hang on that there are others out there with the same thing and you are not alone.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal 9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly