On paper, it looks like receiving my UC diagnosis was relatively quick and easy. Some doctors here, some tests there and then bam. Here’s your new diagnosis and have a nice life. I’d love to say that it was as easy and painless as it looks on paper but it was neither easy nor painless.
In reality, I had been experiencing UC symptoms for well over a decade before I got my diagnosis and the delay in getting that diagnosis was all on me. I was so young and absolutely mortified by some of the things that were happening to me and couldn’t fathom the idea of having to tell someone about, gasp, my pooping habits.