Hi all. I was just diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis on Thursday. While at first I was so relieved it was not colon cancer (as the doc suspected), I am now feeling really overwhelmed and depressed about this. I don't understand how I can live in this body for 42 years with no issues and then all of the sudden have a disease for life. I guess others have felt this way too? Any thoughts for learning acceptance of this new life?
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