My name is Ginjer. I am 22 years old. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at the age of 18. After my initial treatment I was symptom free for about a year and a half. For the past couple of years I have been battling with symptoms on and off. Last month, my disease decided that it was going to be stubborn and I experienced a really bad flare up. I left it alone for about a week and lost about 7 lbs. in 10 days. I could hardly eat anything and completely lost my appetite. I started getting really bad abdominal cramping and was running to the restroom about 10 times a day. After seeing my doctor I had to get blood work done which indicated that the disease had spread. I was put on Prednisone and Asacol (previously treated with Rowasa). I am on my last week of the steroids and I am hoping this will put me back into remission for a long period of time. I am ready to take this disease head on and I want to help other people who are experiencing the same issues. Aside from having an IBD, I am very adventurous, I enjoy being active and just enjoying life itself.