I now get Remicade infusions every 6 weeks to help keep my UC in remission and manage my chronic pain. Some infusions take better than others. I still have pain but it is slightly more manageable. My UC is controlled with many medications.
Had digestive issues my whole life growing up. They really came to a head when my gallbladder was removed; that's when UC became prominent. With UC came chronic pain; it affected every one of my joints and I was only 22.
My Ulcerative Colitis caused the inflammation in my body to skyrocket; my body literally attacks itself in an effort to try and heal it. Normal C-Reactive protein counts are less than 10mg; mine was almost 20mg on a good day
I’m 34 and (pre-pandemic)I’ve been riding paratransit for 10 yrs, and like clockwork, at least once a day,I hear from drivers and other passengers that I’m “too young” to need this service/my wheelchair&Rollator/be disabled. #DisabilityHasNoAgeRequirement
Wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until i was in my junior year of college and 20 years old. I spent my entire high school years thinking I was depressed. Knowing how my brain works helps me create achievable goals and change the standards I give myself. #DisabilityHasNoAgeRequirement