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How to Navigate Your Hospital Stay With UC

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Woman sick in the hospital.
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Woman writing list.
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Write down a list of your concerns


List of medications.
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Keep an up-to-date list of medications with you


Young woman does research online sitting on her couch at home.
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Use online check-in if it’s available


Man wearing hospital mask.
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There are masks, so use them


Friendly doctor explaining information to a patient.
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Extra information doesn’t hurt


Fruit and pitcher of water on hospital tray table.
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Bring drinks and snacks


Small go bag.
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Have a ‘go’ bag


Man relaxing and listening to music on a couch.
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Create a playlist, or several


Male patient in a hospital bed talking to a doctor with his wife sitting by him.
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Bring a friend or loved one


Filling out hospital paperwork.
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Have your paperwork in order


Hospital patient and doctor making heart with hands.
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Being prepared can help you stay calm


Shawntel Bethea

Shawntel Bethea

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Shawntel Bethea, also known as Shawn, is a health and lifestyle blogger and freelancer. Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis during her senior year of high school, Shawn now uses her story of strength to raise awareness, show there is life beyond a diagnosis, and empower others living with chronic illness to become partners in their own healthcare.

Through her blog, Chronically Strong, Shawn gives an unfiltered view of what living with an autoimmune disease is truly like, sharing the trials and triumphs. When she’s not working, Shawn enjoys traveling and eating vegetarian pizza rolls! You can connect with Shawntel on: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.