Hey J-pain, sorry to hear you had to give up college basketball.. i'm going into my fourth year (so that would make me a senior in the U.S) and i play university hockey. I am flaring now, and whenever i flare i contemplate giving it up, but it's my last year, and I pray that I will be able to keep everything up... I've had 4 flareups in the past year, and luckily, only one of them semi-affected my season for 2 weeks (after christmas holidays and starting up again in january)... i just pray that my flareups keep coming in the off-season!
-21 yr old female
-diagnosed in 2003 at age 16 with *mild* ulcerative colitis ... hospitalized for a month, yet no colonoscopy was done
-after each colonoscopy, flareup, and GI appointment.. it is always worse than they previously thought
-currently flaring, 4th flare in the past year
-currently 40mg prednisone; 4800mg of Asacol; take tylenol sometimes when the pain is unbearable