I do deal with mild depression and anxiety. I think it’s understandable. UC is unpredictable and scary. It’s hard to find support IRL, it’s misunderstood. There is a brain - gut connection so when the gut is hurting, the brain is effected and visa versa.
Andy, my husband has anxiety and depression, and there have been times when we’ve gone for a for a run in the woods or to the gym and he’s told me on the way home that he has never felt better. These times are rare because he doesn’t like being told what to do! I want to be able to do what your wife did and take care of me at the same time