I totally know what you are going through!! I havent been diagnosed yet with UC, but i know i have it...my twin sister was diagnosed when she was 16 and i started showing signs a month ago..im 21..i've been in terrible pain the majority of the time, and some days are better...i honestly cant wait to be diagnosed so i can start on meds!! ive lost alot of blood over the past couple weeks so i'm a little worried..like u i have always been active i ran and cheered in high school and i cheer at the college level to this day, and coach varsity cheerleading at the high school level...what's funny is that i started my sypmtoms right when i've started worrying about
my gres...i've been studying like crazy since may for both my regular and psych gre..im trying for my doctorate in clinical psychology...i have been sooooooooooooooooooooo stressed with it that it totally consumes my life sometimes..i've also had to deal with alot of drama coaching cheerleading and all of the stuff that it involves..so stress is my middle name!!...and of course this is when the uc symptoms started..how funny!!! what i found helpful is just taking that extra time that i know i should be studying with, but just telling myself that i need me time and that i deserve it! right now im actually on vacation haha, just got back from the beach and i felt so great today!! of course now after dinner im in pain, but whatever! atleast the first part of the day was great! well good luck with everything and i know how u feel when you're feeling depressed and upset, i'm still coming to grips that i most likely have uc and i'm gonna have to live with it! what doesn't kill us makes us stronger!! good luck and just relax and be selfish and enjoy some time doing something that makes you happy!!!