I don’t know if 35 years old still qualifies me as being a “young person,” but being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) at 14 years old sure does.
Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office, barely able to function, and being the youngest one by an easy 50 years. There’s nothing relatable in that moment, especially for a young teenager who just wants to enjoy the ebbs and flows of high school.
Instead, my world was riddled with confusion, exhaustion, loneliness, and embarrassment. I didn’t want to worry about pooping my pants while everyone else was dating and doing the sports they loved.Read more on themighty.com