I used to ask myself that too. Then one day the answer came to me: Why not? There's no reason I should have UC, but no reason someone else should have it instead of me.
Diet has little effect on my UC, although it will occasionally give me some IBS symptoms. I'm currently taking Keflex for an infection with no problem (taking 1 Imodium with each abx capsule), so not antibiotics. I've stopped worrying about
why, because that's in the past and can't be changed.
Yesterday exists only in my memory and tomorrow in my hopes. The only thing real is today.
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"