Carol’s Story

Unlike others, I did not have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis. I had a touch of Irritable Bowel. No biggie. I simply adjusted my diet. Well one day in April of 2018, I felt “like my belly was on fire.” So after a day of running errands all day long, I thought, I’m going to bed…

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Emma’s Story

My name is Emma, I’m 20 years old and I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 16. I tried all treatments first steroids , anti inflammatories and then moved onto biologics like azathioprine and mercaptopurine and the infusions drugs but nothing was working for me. I then had my first surgery February…

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Bernie’s Story

Hi, my name is Bernadette, I am 73 years old. I have had an ileostomy for about 8 years. If you have had an ileostomy or colostomy, it is an adjustment…it gets easier and your life will be ok. I swim, I travel, I work in my garden, I do everything I always did…..one exception…

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Sarah’s Story

My name is Sarah and I am 30 years old. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis at the age of 16 and have had a long hard battle with it ever since. In April 2019, I was rushed into hospital and had to have emergency surgery (subtotal colectomy) which left me with a stoma and…

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