This illustrated book describes Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic disease of the colon which had a direct impact on me. This quality-of-life altering condition affects many individuals and their families and friends. There is no definitively known cause or cure for the disease. Debilitating flares can come suddenly and at irregular intervals. Fear and stress can often exacerbate symptoms and make it difficult to cope with immense pain and distress.
Although the unknowns of the illness bring no emotional comfort, being educated about UC and taking a humorous approach are ways to manage well-being. This book uses both informative information and witty remarks to inform and console.
Structured like a children’s book, it contains dictionary-style definitions of key terms regarding Ulcerative Colitis with matching illustrations. Throughout the book, the typographic colon glyph (:) appears in a fleshy pink color in the same position in each page spread.
The printed book has a spine wrapped in an I.V. tube, referencing the infusion of medicine or electrolytes given to patients who receive treatment in the hospital for this condition.
Consider donating to the Chrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, an organization focused on helping those with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.