Sunday, August 28, 2011


Yep, it's been a while since I posted, but with work and the kids and coming home, it's been busy busy busy.

What a few months! Landed a great job in a great team. Kids doing well back in school. House back to nearly normal. Just UC to deal with.

On the UC side of things, I can't believe it. I think I'm finally back into remission after a long 2 years on Pred. My saviour (with some side affects) is Imuran. I'll risk the side affects if my life is back to semi normal. You still get the odd "OMG toilet run" moment, but that for me seems to be down to eating food that does not agree with me...a bit of IBS I think.

I was reflecting with my husband my UC life and he reminded me of the time just before UC when I went through a very angry period. Looking back I wonder if this was part of the UC. Did something change chemically in my body with kicked off a chain of events that lead to UC 2 years later? There were various UC initial symptoms from about a year before the big UC attack.

Anyway, if any of you can remember a very angry period in your life before the onset of UC, please can you let me know. I'm going to talk to my GI next week about this to see if she has heard it from anyone else who had an initial angry stage before UC onset.

We all go through so many stages with UC. I'm just happy I made it back to this stage no matter how long it lasts! I need this time just to feel semi normal again and no matter what happens next I know I can cope!


  1. You sound very much happier, and that is great.

    I think you have already seen my views on the relationship between the mind and the body, but I think there might also be a genetic predisposition.

    My Grandfather, my Father, my Mother, were a dangerous genetic mix on the guts.

    I think there was anger in me it as like static on the airwaves, always present in the background.

    Look after yourself.

  2. I'm so happy to hear you're getting back in order. I know the feeling, and it is so excellent. Congrats.
    I recall the stage in my life just prior to the UC and it had less to do with anger and more to do with drinking and not getting enough sleep. Needless to say, I don't drink more than a few swallows nowadays. I definitely think extraordinary circumstances (i.e. drinking, anger) are often the catalyst to tummy disaster. The sleeping giant. I'm glad you're getting back on track, and it always feels good to be home!

  3. Hi Guys - thanks for your comments - went to my GI last week and asked her about the 'angry' phase thing, but she said no-one else had ever mentioned that to her before.....I actually don;t think that the doctors and GI are asking the right questions ...but that's just me - I don't have to see her now for 6 weeks, but I'm waiting for her to go, "Well now Paula ,I think it's time for a little colonoscopy to see what's going on in there" in her lovely Dublin I'm bust thinking up excuses now to not do it before Christmas!!!

  4. Paula, glad to hear you are feeling well! I have had angry phases right before flare-ups...but I have to wonder is the anger because my body is run-down and getting sick and so I'm not handling things as well or is the anger the cause. I'm not sure, but I do think there is a mind-body connection.

  5. Hi, love your blog which I just found. I was reading it and don't know if I should shout with joy that there is someone else in the world who understands or weep to know another person feels as cruddy as I do.
    I was diagnosed with uc in Jan 2007 aged 27 after an incredibly hard 6 months where my marriage was on the verge of collapse, our finances were a disaster and a new job didn't pan out. I definitely had some serious anger issues. My husband now says he didn't know me during that time and I seemed angry at everything and everyone so perhaps your theory has some merit
    love the baked beans and the fart blogs. Laughing.