Latest Posts from Brett Gaul

How Connecting With Other Patients Helps With My Ulcerative Colitis

How Connecting With Other Patients Helps With My Ulcerative Colitis

Living with ulcerative colitis has been difficult at times, but I have been helped, strengthened, and comforted by connecting with other patients ....

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Coming to Terms With Ulcerative Colitis

Coming to Terms With Ulcerative Colitis

Prior to being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 5 years ago, I considered myself a very healthy person. I ate well, got enough sleep, and ran regularly ....

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How I Handle Traveling With Ulcerative Colitis

How I Handle Traveling With Ulcerative Colitis

A couple of months after I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I had to decide whether to travel to a conference related to my work as a university professor ....

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10 Things Having Ulcerative Colitis Has Taught Me

10 Things Having Ulcerative Colitis Has Taught Me

If you notice pain or something unusual about your body, see a doctor right away. Don’t wait for the condition to resolve itself because that might not...

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Ulcerative Colitis Didn't Keep Me From Running a Marathon

Ulcerative Colitis Didn't Keep Me From Running a Marathon

Running is my favorite form of exercise -- one I have enjoyed for almost 30 years. So, I was concerned when I was hospitalized with ulcerative colitis....

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Living With Ulcerative Colitis Challenges Me as a Parent

Living With Ulcerative Colitis Challenges Me as a Parent

Dealing with a chronic illness like ulcerative colitis is challenging for patients in various ways, and one of those ways is how patients parent. I am grateful ...

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