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    just a few cuts and bruises and colds , nothing major.
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    I got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis about 3 years ago. It's going to be with me for life. I'm in remission now but during flares it is brutal. Although, in the grand scheme of things it's a manageable condition and people suffer through so much worse. I work in a hospital and I'm amazed on a daily basis by how strong and brave people can be in the face of agonising, terrifying conditions.
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    had a spare rib taken out when I was a baby?! It was poking out my shoulder so yeah. :/
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    I d say the asthma attack I had when I was 6.
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    A accident at a young age left me with my right arm paralysed. The doctors were pretty crap and just told my mum that I just wouldn't move it every again, but she is a stubborn woman and wouldn't take no for an answer. I was lucky enough to live in Leeds at the time - for context there are two 'arm' specialists in the UK: one is London and one in Leeds. So my mum got me a placement with Professor Kay and between a few operations on nerves and 16 years of physiotherapy I *almost* have full motor control of my right arm. I am very very lucky and so grateful to be in a position when most people don't even notice the difference without looking.
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    I've had a few:
    - migraine. Unfortuantely for me, they tend to last for days and nothing really helps
    - Pionidal sinus, the surgery and everything that followed. It probably wouldn't have been so bad if it hadn't been on my coxycc. That made walking, sitting and standing really painful. I could only sleep on my side
    - skin infection
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    Probably a Injury I have currently.

    I was outside, climbing. Was kneeling on 1 knee while moving the other leg and so had my foot was behind me. My support worker pushed this foot round so instead of it being behind me it was now next to me-stuff inside my knee got twisted to places it's never meant to twist to.

    This was 23rd November. I am still needing Crutches. No idea how long it will take to fix.
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    Epilepsy, which I had for a few years. It was difficult taking a high does of medication to control it.

    Once, I had a fit at the top of the stairs. Came to, at the bottom of the stairs, with a paramedic pumping oxygen through me. Can't remember what happened before that, though I know I was feeling unwell for the day. I just can't put it together. Had to stay in hospital two nights, I believe...

    That said, I'm one of the lucky ones. Can't say there's too much more to say, although I did have Bronchitis as a baby, apparently.
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    Contracted malaria when I was about 2 years old, visiting family in my native country. Needless to say I don't recall it happening
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    Besides severe anorexia and mental health problems (social anxiety, depression), I have been very lucky with health.

    Chronic anaemia, jaw surgery when I was 16 (for an underbite, jaw wired shut for about 5 weeks), and a sprained ankle aged 16, and that's about it!
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    Well I died at birth temporarily. However the worst I remember is definitely my ankle - it isn't a single injury, more several injuries over time meaning occasionally my ankle will flare up and I won't be able to stand
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    Worst illness and injury happened at the same time. I had pneumonia and fractured 3 ribs from excessive coughing constantly

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    Injury would be one of the many times I've cut my head open, when I ripped my knee open or maybe when I punched through glass and ripped a chunk of my hand off. Well it was attached by a flap of skin, but you know....

    Illness would be when I had very bad food poisoning. I barely ate anything for two weeks, refused to drink until I was more or less forced to and slept almost not at all. I lost a huge amount of weight and basically spent the entire two weeks sat in silence on the sofa inbetween going to the bathroom every 15 minutes and wishing I was dead. The amusing this was that I got ill from one of those dodgy chicken places (which I still use because I'm a moron) and the night before my symptoms presented my housemate had joked that eating that kind of thing would kill me. Very prophetic.
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    I have epilepsy, hypertension, a pilonidal sinus, have had Bell's Palsy, chicken pox twice, shingles and a mysterious discolouration in my hands which lasted about 3 weeks (I thought it was gangrene)

    Worst, probably seizing in school because I got teased for it afterwards.

    I feel bad for UC and Crohns tbh.

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    When I was 5 I jumped off the table after seeing Rob Van Dam do a flying cross body, except I landed awkwardly and broke my left leg lol.
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    (Original post by Quilverine)
    I got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis about 3 years ago. It's going to be with me for life. I'm in remission now but during flares it is brutal. Although, in the grand scheme of things it's a manageable condition and people suffer through so much worse. I work in a hospital and I'm amazed on a daily basis by how strong and brave people can be in the face of agonising, terrifying conditions.
    If you mind my asking, are you on methotrexate? And are you anticipating surgery at some stage?

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    If you mind my asking, are you on methotrexate? And are you anticipating surgery at some stage?

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    Mesalazine granules (stopped using suppositories as it was more trouble than it was worth and I'm prone to right sided flares so wasn't really hitting the right spot so to speak).

    TERRIBLE ADVICE ALERT: one or two cigarettes a day has proved amazingly good at keeping symptoms at bay. The only time I feel truly well is when I'm getting a good dose of prednisolone but the whole osteoporosis/cataracts/excessive sweating/hair trigger rage means the docs only dish it out during serious flares. A vegetarian diet has also helped me feel really well.

    Surgery has been discussed every time I have been hospitalised but I'm glad that medical management has put me right each time. I want to avoid having a stoma but won't be silly about it, I have met people who feel that the surgery was the best decision and they feel well for the first time in years.

    How are you coping?
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    Probably allergic rhinitis everyday, though allergy tests were negative :/ I get weird symptoms too sometimes, 2 years ago I had haematuria (blood in urine) for 10 days had lots of tests but never found the cause. Then months after that I got a bald circular patch on my scalp lol.
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    (Original post by Quilverine)
    Mesalazine granules (stopped using suppositories as it was more trouble than it was worth and I'm prone no to right sided flares so wasn't really hitting the right spot so to speak).

    TERRIBLE ADVICE ALERT: one or two cigarettes a day has proved amazingly good at keeping symptoms at bay. The only time I feel truly well is when I'm getting a good dose of prednisolone but the whole osteoporosis/cataracts/excessive sweating/hair trigger rage means the docs only dish it out during serious flares. A vegetarian diet has also helped me feel really well.

    Surgery has been discussed every time I have been hospitalised but I'm glad that medical management has put me right each time. I want to avoid having a stoma but won't be silly about it, I have met people who feel that the surgery was the best decision and they feel well for the first time in years.

    How are you coping?
    Im epileptic, not a UC, I am a med student though and have seen different patients on placement, the patients I have most sympathy for are Crohn's, but UC isnt great either. One of the big problems you know yourself for young people is the idea of a stoma bag, so I'm just curious whether you are severe enough to consider a stoma a relief.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Im epileptic, not a UC, I am a med student though and have seen different patients on placement, the patients I have most sympathy for are Crohn's, but UC isnt great either. One of the big problems you know yourself for young people is the idea of a stoma bag, so I'm just curious whether you are severe enough to consider a stoma a relief.
    Ah okay. I was initially diagnosed with Crohn's and was terrified of the implications. At least with UC, having a total colectomy as a last resort would effectively be a cure. Crohn's could creep up anywhere and you can't live without certain bits of the digestive system I have been in remission for over a year now! But if I went into a flare that steroids couldn't help then I would consider the possibility, I doubt my lifestyle would be negatively impacted upon by a bag and honestly the downsides are nowhere near as bad as crippling pain and incontinence.
 
 
 
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