Well congratulations on your new life post UC! I am sorry about your 3-step but don't despair. Sometimes when a person is so sick this is necessary for the best outcome. And also, if you have significant improvement in your health between now and step 2 your surgeon might opt to combine both steps. Good luck in your recovery.
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Isn't it just amazing not feeling the UC? After I got over the initial agonizing surgical pain I was in tears b/c the UC pain was gone...I knew it right away. In fact, I love to just stop and think of it's absence...I love feeling the 'non-feeling'.
Oooo! Also, your body is going to be so happy having that disease out of you! Holy hell...it is unbelievable how sick you actually were prior to surgery...though you felt sick, and you knew you were very ill...you may have a moments of clearity during your recovery. I'm five weeks post-surgery and still experiencing the ah-ha's of being UC free.
I am so so so happy for you!!! Please ask away...any question or concern you have one or all of us have definitely experienced something close to the same thing.