Health is like munny, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. ~Josh Billings
15 year old Erin Tiffany has ulcerative colitis. She’s struggled with it since she was 10 and takes half a dozen pills a day.
Ulcerative Colitis is an intestinal bowel disorder. It’s not a sexy disease. It’s not like breast cancer; something everyone understands. It’s not easy to talk about.
The disease runs in my family and when I was 32 I had my large intestine removed because of ulcerative colitis. Doctors put me back together again with an experimental surgery at the time.
Erin is courageously talking about her disease in school and asked to interview me for the project she’s working on. I don’t think anyone has interviewed me about UC. It’s a first in a way and I wish it was easier to talk about in public.
Erin, I hope it helps.