Posted Today 9:16 PM (GMT -7)
mbillar, I live in the Phoenix area also, but I was diagnosed with UC in 2006. When I went to the hospital (age 26) they told me that a lot of young people had been in with UC lately. Then after a nurse told me that, the other nurses didn't want to talk about it citing confidentiality.
I was curious because your wife's colon apparently healed when you moved. But I take it from reading the rest of the story that she is somehow still not feeling well?
I am seeing major improvements in all of my symptoms: UC,joint pain(back,neck was severe), gas and IBS type stuff, since going gluten free. It is certainly worth a try. Please keep me posted, especially due to the Phoenix connection!
 I also find it strange that in the last 10 years I have worked with several people who either had UC or had something going on that made it very likely that they had it - for instance, a middle age guy I worked with had a colostomy bag. This will continue to haunt me, but I have no idea why my symptoms are so far improving going gluten free and what that has to do with locale...