Every chronic illness will come with its share of emotional hardships along with the obvious physical burden. Moreover, people with chronic illnesses tend to be more prone to depression. To avoid serious emotional damage, a patient with IBD should make sure to ask for emotional support (even professional help) when needed.
I've lived with an IBD diagnosis for ten years now, but probably have lived with Ulcerative Colitis for fifteen years or more. My UC symptoms have been well controlled now for at least six years. Of course, I have the occasional flare-up but I am now able to get it under control pretty quickly and easily. I am grateful that my husband is very…