Its too bad UC doesn't get more publicity/awareness. People generally just think you go to the bathroom a lot and have no idea about all the other negative stuff like dealing with a life-long disease for the first time, the embarrassment of accidents, the depression you can feel, the awful side effects of medications, and the fear of surgery always being in the back of your mind. Only your true friends will take the time to learn about you're dealing with and try to help you through it.
I agree, I really wish there was more awareness. The only commercial I've EVER seen regarding colitis was for Remicade and it really said nothing about
the disease, just showed people dancing around and whatever. Meanwhile the commercials for cold/flu medicine makes a cold look worse than colitis. I think they should put a person with severe UC on an episode of ER or something, haha.