Sounds like you've done your research Scorpion. Keep it up and i'm sure you'll do just fine. As for UC affecting physical activity you shouldn't have a problem b/c your body is so young and used to the physical strains already. I was diagnosed at 25 and continued to play competative basketball in pick up games and tournaments without thinking about UC. Of course if you are flaring bad with bloody D then your body is obviously going to be drained more than usual but i still played ball during the worst of my flares. I say if you feel good enough to work out then work out. Good luck may God bless you too.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: Mildly Flaring
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.