Navigating a new ulcerative colitis diagnosis or a returning flare can often feel hopeless and frustrating. I know that when I was at my worst with UC, I didn’t know if I would get better or ever feel “normal” again. I have since learned that sometimes that’s all we really need — to just know that things will get better. I reached out to some of my friends, who also live with UC, so you can hear first-hand that you can and will see better days. Here are some of their best pieces of advice.