The first 3 days post surgery you won't care about much of anything. I took magazines and found they were great for a distraction. I had the attentions span of a gnat for the entire 7 days I was there. I also took music which helped a lot and then of course there was TV. Boredom won't be your biggest complaint!
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free