I guess I have it, but it's pretty mild. Only really thought of myself as "having" it when I saw this post. On certain parts of my body I can "sign my name" as Old Hat's derm noted. In particular on my shoulders, sometimes at work I lean my laptop against my shoulder while I'm walking between conference rooms and I'll have a raised welt where the computer was for about
an hour. This is pre UC diagnosis, during UC flare, and post-surgery.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13