Barbara Bowen

Essex, UK


Ulcerative colitis




About Barbara

I'm Barbara, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in June 2020 during the Covid pandemic. Following a colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with proctitis and the biopsies showed chronic inflammation.  It greatly affected my life; I was nervous about going out in case I had an ‘accident’, I had to give up classes at the gym, meals out with friends, visits to the theatre and cinema, and holidays overseas.  Having the medication work for me has made such a difference.  Now that I’m in remission I have been more confident about going out and I am making the most of every day.

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