Ulcerative ColitisChronic Life

When 'Thriver's Guilt' Sets in After Chronic Illness

Jackie shares how getting healthy made her question her place in the ulcerative colitis community

Serious young woman.
    I started to feel an overwhelming sense of guilt — why was I doing so well when everyone else I knew [with UC] continued to struggle?
    Jackie Zimmerman

    Jackie Zimmerman


    Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears. Jackie has worked hard to become a strong voice in the patient advocacy community. In her free time (what free time?!) she spends time with her two rescue pups, her husband Adam and plays roller derby. She’s online @JackieZimm.