My Ulcerative Colitis Story

homepage1I created this website to share my story on how I healed my ulcerative colitis in the hopes of providing helpful information to folks diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.

I know the word “healed” is controversial. Let’s then go with “put into remission.” However one wants to call it; ulcerative colitis is not an issue for me anymore.

When I got it originally, I was scared out of my mind. Will I die soon? Will I be able to make a living? Do I have to live with this illness for the rest of my life?

I had questions over questions, and very few answers.

My initial doctors were useless.

Through a lot of trial and error, and through finding a really good holistic doctor, I was finally given the information on how to heal my ulcerative colitis. Holistic doctor means a doctor who practices conventional AND alternative medicine, and who chooses the best course of action depending on the situation. For example, if I had a broken leg, conventional medicine would be best. In my case, ulcerative colitis, alternative medicine proved to be best.

This website reflects the years of research and experience that I had to gain in a very slow and painful way. This website is what I wish had existed way back when I was originally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and I was looking for answers.

I like my privacy. Outside my immediate family and my doctor, no one knows that I used to have ulcerative colitis. I will keep it that way. I have no desire to be famous. Actually, I would hate to become famous. I have no desire to become the next victim or “survivor” of the hour.

However, I do remember the dark times. The despair. The agony.

Now, I feel blessed that through God’s grace I was able to overcome my illness. And I feel compelled and even obligated to share my story in the hope that it might make the journey of people diagnosed with ulcerative colitis easier than my journey was.

I see my website in the good old American tradition of wanting the next generation, the next line of people, to be better off, healthier, and more successful than the current generation.

I hope it helps.

For the Shakespeare fan’s among you, I feel that the song Non Nobis in Henry V is most applicable. After a decisive victory of the British against the French in the battle of Agincourt (Oct 1415), where the British were outnumbered 10:1, King Henry made it clear that the glory belonged to God and not to him or his army. Thus the Latin song “Non Nobis”, or “Not Us” in English. I feel the same about the victory over my illness.
Here is the relevant song from the best movie adoption made to date of Shakespeare’s Henry V (Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V made in 1989).

Fast forward to minute 1:45. It is after the battle, so please don’t be offended by the imagery.

I have shared my experience, my treatment, and why doctors typically don’t recommend alternative medicine.

I hope it helps.

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