Amber J Tresca

About Amber

Hi! My name’s Amber. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. 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 my ulcerative colitis was treated with surgery.

I was diagnosed 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 There are thousands of articles there, and I’m adding more all the time.

Here at I write more about my personal journey through IBD and subsequent surgery, and provide opinions and information for the IBD community.

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Thanks so much for your visit!

4 thoughts on “About Amber

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  2. Jeff Heath

    Hi Amber ,
    My name is Jeff Heath I am 64 years old live in San Jose ca. i was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1985 at the age of 26 and have had a j-pouch since 1990 the j-pouch for the most part has been good but I have had many challenges but still better the with out the j-pouch surgery in resent years have had incontinence. and diarrhea just stated listening to your podcast and am just retired and am trying to educate myself better as aging I think will be more challenging for me

    1. Amber Post author

      Hi Jeff! Thank you so much for listening! We certainly have different needs as we get older. It’s something that doesn’t get enough attention, so we have our work cut out to get more information!

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