Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 8:34:15 PM
Kacey Stefan, a senior at Arrowhead High School, has suffered from a rare disease this past two years. Stefan had a disease called Alcerative Colitis. It is a disease in the colon.
Alcerative Colitis is a disease that mostly teen suffer from. It is an internal disease but you suffer from it externally as well.
“It took the doctors about 6 weeks to figure out what I really had. It was probably the worst 6 weeks of my life,” says Stefan.
“Imagine yourself having a stomach ache, but ten times worse, for just about a year. That’s how it was like for me,” says Stefan, “I could barely eat anything.”
To remove the pain, most patients go on steroids and pills that they would have to take for the rest of their lives. Kacey was one of these patients, but after a couple months, it happened to stop working for her.
Stafan says, “I barely went to school after I got diagnosed with Colitis. I couldn’t even move from my bed. And when I did, I had the worst pain in my stomach.”
Stefan had to stay home from school for months at a time. She missed a lot of school her Sophmore year. Along with her junior year, except she missed almost all of junior year besides the last two months.
“It was the worst time of my life and I’m so happy it’s over with,” says Stefan.