Welcome. Your symptoms will come and go, at least that's true for most. I'm happy when I'm not having any urgency, that's the worst. I poo some blood, but my body makes more and it's OK.
You'll learn a lot here about
how to manage, but don't think you'll get every problem that comes up here!
For example, I've been on prednisone occasionally for decades and have no long term effects that I'm aware of, but some people get terrible problems.
I have no kids (but not because of UC) and we go out with friends a lot but none of them even know I have this. Just some situations I avoid now, like hikes or picnics where there won't be any kind of toilet. And I think we all HATE road trips!!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days.