Essay On Ulcerative Colitis

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There’s nothing worse than waking up to find yourself a bloody, gassy mess. There’s also nothing worse than waking up in a hospital and seeing your doctor’s face, but the worst is learning that you have ulcerative colitis. After months of constant stomach aches and diarrhea, I finally had an answer. Ulcerative colitis. Before my diagnosis, I had never heard of it. Forget colitis, I hardly knew what an ulcer was. I was released from the hospital that day with a booklet and my new best friend for the next year. I had to take a steroid, Prednisone, to alleviate the swelling in my guts, and it was a disaster. It caused an increase in acne and facial hair, an increase in weight, and constant headaches. I looked like a seventeen year old when I was…show more content…
No one can honestly say that they enjoyed middle school. I know that I can’t. Unfortunately, as young teenagers, we are impressionable, and whatever habits and traits that we pick up in middle school can alter the course of our lives. Look at me, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis the summer before eighth grade and now my life has been changed forever. If I’m being completely honest, middle school helped me become the person I am today. It was a hard time for me to talk to new people because I felt that everyone would stare at my acne or at my mustache. People avoided me, so in turn, I avoided them. I stuck with my two friends for the longest time and learned to be quiet. I kept missing out on amazing opportunities, and I knew that I had to do something or else I would never get the chance to be successful. The key to my success started with my acceptance of my facial problems. Instead of being uncomfortable with them, I forced myself to accept that it was a problem I would have. After I did that, I had to physically work on my speaking skills, such as looking people in the eye or speaking louder. It took me weeks until I could talk confidently with other
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