From today’s Sporting News:

The symptoms started in early 2001, when Pettyjohn was just 23. They seemed minor at first—as minor as blood in stool can seem. When that problem didn’t go away, Pettyjohn went to a doctor and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon). Treatment—in the form of medication and doctor visits— began immediately. So did the nightmare his life would become.

This is the first of a three part article….

Here is the link to Part II.

Part III