I've never been much a rule follower. I'll fudge my daughter's age at overpriced theme parks, talk my way into a free trial class, knowing I have no intention of signing up and bypass rules of the road (The rolling stop is a favorite move of mine as is right on red, no u-turn... Basically, I'm a menace to society.).
As parents, we've all been in the situation when someone brings their obviously sick child to a play date or to school. These overly laid back or inconsiderate parents saunter in with a toddler whose nose is profusely running and a barky cough with little or no explanation. You are often left to panic or seethe.
The back of your throat is feeling dry and scratchy. Your nose is a little runny. Maybe you're feeling a little achy. You'd planned to workout today, but now you're not so sure. There's a chance it could make you feel better...you know, sweat things out a bit. But it's also possible it could make you feel worse. Maybe a lot worse. What do you do: workout or take a day off?
Through all of this, I have learned a lot about how to deal with myself and live every day having UC, often feeling sick. There's no easier way to put it. But it is what it is, and we're the chosen ones who have to live with it. I have some tips below, that I've found necessary for living with UC each day. I hope remission finds you!