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Bridging the Gap: Living With UC

" I came to see you, and that was the best thing that ever happened to me."

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In Case of UC Emergency: What to Pack in Your 'Go Bag'

Accidents happen when you have ulcerative colitis. This list of eight essentials will help you always be prepared.

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Relationships

That Time I Went Speed Dating on the Same Day as My Colonoscopy

Going to a speed dating event 12 hours after a scope for ulcerative colitis would be chill… right? Here’s what happened to one woman — and what she learned in the process.

Mandy Morgan and her future husband.
Patient Narrative

Will My Chronic Illness Ruin My Wedding Day?

When Mandy got engaged to the love of her life, she was thrilled — but then the what-ifs of ulcerative colitis took over her thoughts.

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Chronic Life

When ‘Thriver’s Guilt’ Sets in After Chronic Illness

What do you do when you’re finally healthy but your friends are still sick? Where do you fit in the community? Jackie shares how going into remission with ulcerative colitis changed her relationships.

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Second Opinion

Is Colectomy a ‘Cure’ for Ulcerative Colitis?

In the IBD community, what constitutes a cure is a controversial topic. Here’s one patient’s perspective.