My grandma had issues much like yours...she had surgery for it when I was 12 or so, so I don't really remember too many details. Anyway, I know she had loops and "extra" colon, just like you do. They removed a good chunk of her colon, but not the entire thing. As far as I know, she's much better off than she was beforehand.
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Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.