Stories about: Dr. Craig Lillehei

Overcoming IBD obstacles…and traveling the world

 

 

 

 

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis on December 23, 2009—a day my life changed forever. I went from a healthy and active 14-year-old to a teen with some very concerning symptoms: frequent and sudden onsets of stomach pain, exhaustion and the constant urge to use the bathroom. The diagnosis of a blistered, swollen, large intestine was both a relief and an added stressor.

But my diagnosis was just the beginning of my journey.

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