Yo guys, I see myself faced with a really tough decision to make. Well first of all, I have ulcerative colitis. For those of you who dont know what that is, its where your immune system attacks your colon. Ive had it for like 5 years now, and right now Im going through one of my worst flare ups. Its basically ripping my insides apart, I wont get into the details of it. Im losing mad weight (20 pounds in past 6 months) and my energy and strength are way down. I was doing fine as of last week as far as my stamina goes, but this week I just crashed. I couldnt even run a mile in gym yesterday, thats pathetic. Ive actually been having problems with this for the past 6 months, but its finally starting to take its toll on me. Well it all comes down to this, in my current state there is really no way I can continue to train Jiu Jitsu. It really disappoints me because it is something that I really love to do. Its so hard though because since Ive gotten so weak I can hardly compete with anyone in the gym, and its frustrating not being able to do what I could before. Moves/positions that didnt really bother me before are now really painful. I told myself for the longest time that I was alrite and I would just tough everything out, but I cant do that anymore. Ontop of the twelve pills a day I already take I just got put on some steroids (prednisone) and I might be getting put on another medicine this week. Im gonna definitely take some time off from training to see if this new medicine makes me better, and hopefully it wont be long until I can return to training again. Im gonna talk to my coach on monday, Im sure its gonna be a big shock to him. As of last week I was training full blast and had a competition that I got second in. Anyone else ever go through anything serious like this that has made you consider stopping your training?