Robin Hahn: Living with Ulcerative Colitis


 

Robin is a 27-year-old who was first given a tentative diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis in 2009 as a senior in college.  It wasn't until September of 2015 that she was given a definitive diagnosis of UC.  She is married and fiinds support in her husband, parents, and two fur babies (two black labs).

 

Part 16- Coordinating with Multiple Doctors

 

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About Robin Hahn

After several weeks of intense cramping and stomach pain, Robin (then a senior in college) drove herself to the emergency room in the middle of the night.  The hospital did not think much of her ailment, and sent her home after an examination and providing her with medication.  
 
Six years later, and a week before her wedding, results from a colonoscopy and other tests revealed that she was positive for ulcerative colitis.  She was relieved to have a definitive diagnosis so that she could move forward with managing her disease.  Robin maintains an openness about her UC with family, friends, and coworkers so that others don't have to guess about what she goes through on a daily basis.
 
For new patients, she recommends working closely with your doctor after you have found one that you are completely comfortable with.  Research is important, but some of the information available on the internet can be scary.  Since the disorder affects everyone differently, it is crucial to consult with your gastroenterologist to prepare and form your own unique lifestyle changes.
 
 
 

 

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