Hi! My name’s Amber. I have ulcerative colitis. Or, at least, I used to. I actually had a colectomy and now have a j-pouch. But that doesn’t mean I’m cured of my ulcerative colitis, it just means that I’m not running to the toilet as much.
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16, at a time when there wasn’t much information, there were few treatment options, and the Internet was still far off. At 26 I had a colectomy with the creation of a j-pouch. I have two children, who were born when I was 34 and 37, both through spontaneous labor and vaginal birth.
Here’s more about me:
I’ve been writing about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other health conditions since 2000. You can find much more technical information about IBD, including symptoms, medications, and potential complications, at my IBD site on About.com. There are thousands of articles there, and I’m adding more all the time.
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