Welcome to HealingWell, Jerseygirl. I'm sorry you have this diagnosis, but you've come to a great place to get information and support. The good news is that medical treatment of UC has advanced rapidly since your brother had it, and the majority of us are able to achieve remission and live normal lives without surgery.
We're happy to have you hear and look forward to hearing more from you.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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