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It’s a marathon

I was diagnosed with UC four and a half years ago after a month of symptoms. For three years, my UC was moderate to severe, never in remission, but never debilitating. Then I found Inflectra and, within a week, life was so much better. After a few months, I finally was able to get off prednisone and stayed off completely for about 7 months. I had a minor flare around Thanksgiving and got that settled. Then, a couple months ago, I had another major flare that, coupled with other issues, went untreated for long enough to knock me down for a week and put me back on prednisone again for the time being. It just served to remind me that life with UC is a marathon that, unfortunately, will never end. But, I stay positive and trust that God will always provide healing and hope.

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  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    8 months ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your story.

    UC is definitely a marathon.

    Prednisone is never easy, they don’t call it “The Devil’s Tic Tac” for nothing.

    I think it’s beautiful how you choose to remain positive and trust in God. One day at a time, one moment at a time and with faith and discipline, you will see that things will get better.

    I was diagnosed with Crohn’s at 21. It was a nightmare. But, throughout the journey I learned about food and how the body truly wants to heal. Today I am functioning and doing amazingly well with no pain.

    I wish you the best. Know that it gets better. And never stop researching and looking for answers.

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

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