Episode Thirty - Life as a Rollercoaster


At the age of 21 Dave Head was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long lasting inflammation and sores along your large intestine. The disease caused David to have a permanent Ileostomy which meant Dave now had to live with a colostomy bag.

As if dealing with one auto-immune disease at such a young age wasn't hard enough, a few short years later Dave was diagnosed with MS. Having dealt with Colitis for years already Dave fell into a routine with his symptoms. In 2010, he started developing seizures and shortly after he noticed certain symptoms became a part of his daily life as opposed to the relapsing symptoms he had grown accustomed to.

Dave was then diagnosed with Pyoderma Gangrenosum, an extremely rare skin disease that causes deep ulcers on the skin which can often lead to chronic wounds or lesions.

These diseases have been life-altering for Dave and no two days are alike. Inspired to help and share his story with others who may be dealing with diseases of their own, Dave started writing a blog that inspires and motivates. 

The response he's received since starting the blog has been overwhelming. I got the chance to talk to Dave about living his truth with two auto-immune diseases. You can hear Dave's story by clicking the link below.

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