My Journey Of Living With Ulcerative Colitis


Your mind, body and soul is your Temple of Truth. This is what I truly believe, from my heart, soul and spiritual being. It is today that I share part of my story that I have not opened up about previously and I think that most of us can relate to at least a part of it, if not the whole story.

22 years ago, when I was 36 years old (I am now almost 59), I was diagnosed with a very debilitating disease known as Ulcerative Colitis.

For those who are not familiar with this problem it affects the intestinal tract and, after a period of time, moves across and into your bowel. This pretty much spelt disaster for me.

I was, at the time, a Property Manager, meaning that I spent quite a few hours each day out in the field. Ulcerative Colitis pretty much means that you have a constant problem similar to that of diarrhoea.

Yes I had diarrhoea for 14 years, day and night. You can imagine how that would work driving around for hours each day and being sleep deprived, inspecting other people’s homes. Well you imagined right.

It didn’t only affect my work but it also meant that going shopping became a nightmarish task, as I would part fill the trolley and then grab my handbag and run out the supermarket to go to the toilet.

Shopping for pleasure, well let’s just say this was done only in the vicinity of the nearest toilets.

I was a prisoner in my own body and the medication I was prescribed went from 4 tablets a day to 16 tablets a day and still didn’t sustain the problem and, even worse, the medication was a sulphur based medication.

Week in and week out, month in and month out, then year in and year out I was a walking disaster. If I got stuck in a traffic jam, well, that just spelt double trouble for me.

My specialist, by the way, insisted that the medication I was on had nothing to do with certain other symptoms that I had noticed creeping into my system during this time and I have since found out that the medication had everything to do with the side effects.

It was so horrific that I had lost all my confidence as well.

I had also been prescribed bouts of steroids to help with my autoimmune system and all this gave me was more complicated sleep deprivation known as insomnia and less confidence than I had prior to taking them, with a feeling of very high highs and then very low emotions.

It was roller coaster ride that, after the second time of prescribing them, did not even relieve the illness at all. I am sure we have all suffered from insomnia at some stage of our lives, so you may understand what this felt like.

I went to visit my specialist after having yet another colonoscopy.

As I sat in his office he informed me that there was really nothing else that he could do to assist me and when “it” turned to cancer, he would cut a part of the bowel out and put a bag in for me.

I had never heard of such nonsense in all my life and I was horrified by his report on that occasion. I did not know what to do or where to turn from that point. I left his office feeling depressed, hopeless, worthless and even more threatened than ever before.

We all know that when you are ready, the right people turn up into your life.

It was some time after this visit that I was feeling a little low, I had some sort of virus that I just didn’t know how to repair naturally. Well as naturally as I could,seeing I was still taking these toxic sulphur based medications for my Colitis.

I ended up going to see a doctor that was recommended to me. She checked me out and then wanted to give me an injection of vitamin B.

I put up a hell of a fight just to ensure that there was nothing else in the inject – because after lots of my own research I had found that the medical profession are not so professional after all.

I am sure you all know what I mean. So I accepted the injection and felt incredibly better within oh about a minute. As any practitioner does, she asked me about other illnesses and I informed her of my Ulcerative Colitis.

She then proceeded to ask me if I believed in alternative solutions to rectify medical conditions. I jumped at the question and said, at that point in time, I was prepared to try anything and so she referred me to a kinesiologist,whom I visited within a couple of weeks.

I had no idea what a kinesiologist was back then, but I felt like it was something I would definitely be pleased to find out about. After all, I couldn’t be any worse than I was with my so-called specialist.

I asked many questions, and he tested my body for a long half an hour and then sat me down and asked if I thought I could be completely off my medication within the next 2 weeks.

This was huge for me because I had been on it for about 14 years and it was not helping me much at all. So, within 2 weeks, I was completely off my medication, my diarrhoea had disappeared and, of course, there were other dietary requirements I had to take on as well.

Gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, sugar free and beef free. Almost 30 years ago supplementing was a near impossible task, as not as many items were available on the supermarket shelf like there are today.

I was challenged by it, but I became really good at healthy eating, healthy living and also became extremely tuned into my body when something was not quite right. Oh and apart from the dietary requirements, I had worms and parasites causing the initial problem.

You can imagine how I felt when I started to sleep through the night, started shopping with the pleasure of not looking for the toilet signs when I entered a shopping centre and being able to complete the grocery shopping without having to run out sometimes 3 times in a shop.

Almost 25 years down the track and I still visit the kinesiologist on a regular basis to maintain my great health and wellbeing.

I do not visit a Dr. unless I have to have stitches, an injection for overseas travelling, (which by the way I always check with my kinesiologist first to make sure I don’t put unnecessary diseases into my system), or I have broken something.

I know exactly what my body needs and the exact moment I have picked up a bug or virus which allows me to treat it immediately with my supply of vitamins and natural remedies I have in my home.

I work out every single day either at the gym or at my home, I eat extremely healthy and as organically as I can, I do not smoke, drink alcohol and I would only drink coffee in unusual circumstances maybe 1 every 6 months or so.

And as I draw to a close, my body is my temple of truth in mind, body, soul and spirit. I treat it with great respect as it is my vehicle for my journey. I stay positive no matter what and I allow my intuitiveness to guide me as I strongly believe that my intuition is guided by my angels.

And remember – Dreams Really Do Come True!!

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Ulcerative ColitisDonna Ferguson – Rapid Success Technique Expert

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