That's the thing people keep forgetting, you could have half your family walking around that are predisposed to getting it but if it's not triggered for them then they're not going to get sick with it until it is triggered.
What you said is really true. For me... My dad was extremely sick with his UC back in 1992, around that same time I was showing signs of UC, but it barely surfaced until 2007. Kinda funny how family and UC work.
27 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira since of May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007with minor yearly flares)
Put on Imuran from May 2007 to Jan, 15 2009
Put on Canasa June 25, 2009, off Canasa on June 30th 2009.
*Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade, odd reactions to Canasa went backwards a bit.
*Started minor flare in mid June 2009 but VERY minor. :( Ended Aug. 21, 2009. :D