Being diagnosed with a serious illness or a crippling chronic condition can be absolutely devastating. It can be easy to lose hope and simply give up the idea of living a wonderful life. But, it’s important to remember that hope should never be lost!
On this episode of the Do This With Your Life Podcast, we speak with Adam Scheuer, a charismatic, adventurous, and fun-loving guy who has managed to turn his chronic illness into a positive.
Adam was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which, aside from being painful and debilitating, can be incredibly disruptive to living a normal life. Instead of diving deep into depression or giving up the idea of living an extraordinary life, Adam decided to use his illness as a catalyst to help others and as a result, has boosted the meaning of his own life. Adam started the successful website, iHaveUC.com, which provides useful resources and a supportive community for others all over the world struggling with ulcerative colitis and similar inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a horrible illness and feel that there’s no hope, then you’ll need to listen to Adam explain how you too can beat your disease.
Beat Your Disease – Adam Scheuer – Highlights:
– What is ulcerative colitis (UC) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?
– Adam’s symptoms and his experience of being diagnosed with UC
– The medication Adam started taking after diagnosis and the side effects
– Adam’s recommendation for asking questions after diagnosis
– Adam’s chance encounter with another person with UC and how that encounter changed his thinking
– How iHaveUC.com has helped others
– The importance of communication when you have UC
– What is PubMed?
– Nonconventional treatments for UC
– Adam’s experimentation with diet after diagnosis
– Adam’s psychological battles and how he wins those battles
– How much should people with a disease talk about their disease with others?
– Adam’s darkest time after diagnosis
– How people with the same disease can help each other
– Adam’s advice for those just diagnosed with UC or another IBD