On an October day in 1995, I was diagnosed with an incurable disease.
I’d been sick for several weeks, with stomach pain so severe and debilitating that I was certain I was suffering from a food-borne illness like E. Coli. I’d lost almost 20 pounds, I was unable to eat, and I hadn’t been to work in almost two full weeks. After extensive (and intrusive) testing, my doctor delivered the news.
Ulcerative colitis. [Read more...]