I started my journey with proctitis and it just has progressed into extensive ulcerative colitis. I was put on a mixture of suppositories and pills and nothing worked so my UC has become severe. My body can’t absorb nutrients, I’ve lost a ton of weight, my eye bags look horrendous. I look like a walking Tim burton character which is the nice way of putting it. I seriously look like I’m dying. I’m not really one to care about appearances but I’m becoming very self conscious as friends and family members look at me with concern. I can only imagine what strangers and co-workers think as they see me. I refuse to put makeup on because I don’t want to feel like I have to cover anything up— I will be starting new medicine soon so I’m not worried but I wanted to hear if anyone else has gone through something similar and any tricks to avoid worrying about what others see?
Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Disease
One thing I have done is that I have gotten really into skincare. It gives me a boost to know I can take good care of my skin and see a small difference, when my body hates me no matter what I do! It helps me to feel better internally, which always helps.
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