After 2 to 3 years I had my first flare up of Ulcerative Colitis in January and February 2016. I think this was a result of being run down with the flu and being depressed.
To find out what was happening I had a few trips to the GP and an endoscopy and today a appointment with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nurse clinic at Kettering General Hospital. This was a highly beneficial appointment as I found out a lot, that perhaps I should have been told when I was originally diagnosed in 2003.
I wrote myself a note to remind myself, so thought I would share that with you:
Notes from Inflammatory Bowel disease appointment with Nurse Michelle 11th April 2016
This has answered or explained many things I didn't understand about my illness. I feel a lot of clarity.
I was given a booklet called ‘Questions about Ulcerative Colitis’ sponsored by Actavis, which is very useful, but I cannot find an on-line copy for you.
I have also joined Crohn’s & Colitis UK as a member and they have comprehensive information about Colitis.