At what point did you decide to have surgery?
I've been lurking on this board for the last month or so as my UC flare has gotten worse. I just had my first Remicade infusion last weekend b/c that was pretty much my only choice. But I'm scared of taking Remicade since it's long-term effects aren't really known, so I'm considering surgery (hopefully j-pouch), too.
Any comments on how you decided on your surgery, how your surgery actually went, etc. would be great!
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, 1 DanActive, Remicade (1st infusion 06/08), 2.4 g Lialda