Welcome to HealingWell, Ashley! Your story can be an inspiration to some of our other young members, I'm sure.
Isn't Remicade wonderful? It gave me my life back, too. I know it's inconvenient to take and there are possible side effects, but for a lot of us it's a great trade-off. Kudos to you for getting back in school and preparing for the wonderful life to come.
I think it's likely that a cure for UC will be found in your lifetime, so keep your hopes up, Ashley.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
Co-Moderator UC Forum
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