What It’s Like Living With UC: Cherylann’s Story


Living with a disease as complex as Ulcerative colitis (UC) can be, literally, a party pooper in many circumstances. If you’re wondering what ulcerative colitis is, we’ll break it down for you: Ulcerative colitis or UC, is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful ulcers to appear in the GI tract. Some of the symptoms of the condition include diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, fever, and anemia.

Read about six risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease here.

You might be wondering what it’s like living with this condition–well, Cherylann’s here to tell you. In this Party Pooper video, Cherylann explains that she’s in remission for the first time since being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, but to stay in remission, she needs to undergo IV treatment every four to eight weeks and deal with the side effects of the medication.

Watch the video to learn more about how Cherylann manages her symptoms, what kind of treatment she usually has to go through and how she handles day-to-day life with UC.

Read more about ulcerative colitis remission and how to manage expectations.

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