How Alternate Healing Methods Changed My LIfe: Ulcerative Colitis

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Smiles, its nice to be a part of your great vision, I hope my recovery from
ulcerative colitis should motivate many to try alternate healing combination methods
to get well, GRADUALLY..Keep Smiling And Stay Well.

At 21, and fresh out of Engineering College in 1984, I wanted to go to the Gulf to work as a Civil Engineer and earn big money. In 1985, I joined a company in Baghdad and was assigned the job of handling a complicated power-curbing machine, which laid curbs on roads after they were completed. There was constant pressure to keep up the pace and meet deadlines. This caused a lot of stress to end up being bottled up, with no outlet. After completion of the project, I returned to India in 1986.

Upon my return, I suddenly fell ill with severe bouts of loose stools with blood and mucous about 15 times a day. I took medical leave at once and consulted a doctor. Even after a variety of antibiotics, my condition did not improve. It was then that I was referred to a gastroentrologist. On hearing my case, his diagnosis was quick and spot on. I had ulcerative colitis.

The treatment began with steroids and other medications. I had to start eating bland food. I was also hospitalised to correct my electrolyte balance and for a blood transfusion.

My condition gradually improved. The steroids were tapered off but the other medicines continued. We consulted another doctor who was also a friend. He said, “You will require medication for the rest of your life, just like a diabetic or blood pressure patient. You’ll get the same advice even in America.” It was disheartening to know that my problem would remain despite spending a large amount of money on medications.

Looking for a solution

I started research on the condition and the results were the same, ‘continuous medications, eat simple, and live a calm and unhurried life.’ Unfortunately, my job as a civil engineer would not relieve me from stress. (more…)