"I felt like I was just a case, rather than a person who had not only physical needs but mental and emotional needs."

June 05, 2020 | 18m 00s

This storyteller shares her experience with Ulcerative Colitis, including her long time struggles with symptoms prior to diagnosis and her eventual decision to get J-pouch surgery. She also discusses mental health and the need for doctors to consider the

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STORYTELLER ATTRIBUTES
60 - 69
Female
More than a college degree
White
1xxxx
Patient
STORY TYPE
Digestive System; Immune System; Mental Health
COVID-19; Mental Health; Having multiple health conditions at the same time
Experiencing symptoms; Finding out a diagnosis; Being treated; Communicating with doctors and nurses; Making decisions about the right health care or treatment for you; Describing how easy or hard it has been for you to get the health care you need; COVID-19
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