Hi. I just found this website and I love it. Anyway, here is my story. I have had UC for 10 years and for the most part I have had it under control. But this summer out of the blue I had a terrible relapse with fever, bloody diarrhea, the works. I was out of commision for one month, in the hospital for a week and on prednisone for almost 2 months (the worst part of it all). Things are finally getting back to normal. However, my anxiety about a future relapse has increased. I am scheduled to go on a mini road- trip for Thanksgiving weekend and I am really nervous about it. What if I get sick? I am really trying not to let this disease interfere with having fun and living my life. But it is so hard. Can anybody relate?