As someone else who has UC, I commend this woman to speak out about this disease. I pray I never have to undergo surgery, but if I ever do, I want this woman’s bravery. So Bad Ass, indeed.
Dear Ulcerative Colitis,
Well, what a journey we have been on! Eleven years ago, you crept into my life with bleeding, diarrhoea and pain. You were not a very welcome guest and so I ignored you. You sat there in my guts getting angrier and angrier, your furious rage spurred you to make me so anaemic that I collapsed. As I was taken into hospital in an ambulance with blue lights flashing, you were giggling to yourself, knowing that soon I would know your name and I would never be able to forget it.
We were introduced at the beginning of 2004, I knew nothing about you. I googled you like a new girlfriend, trying to find out a little more. The words blurred on the screen as tears filled my eyes when I read about the things you had done to others and what you could do to me…
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