Not sure if this will help, but first let me welcome you to the site.
I am a nurse, and I am sure your doctor has told you everything that I have learned as well. The main thing is that there is an extremely high percentage rate that polyps at some time will turn into cancer. That is why polyp removal is considered a preventable cancer treatment!
CDiff is the unbalance of the colons natural balance of bacteria, so I would think to get back on track you would have to get rid of the "hiding places" or places it could accumulate. I am sure the weight loss was great, but just want to make sure of becoming malnurished. Having this unbalance can result in electolyte imbalance.
Does the surgery involve an colostomy? IF so will it be permanent?
My daughter is a few days out of having a temporary ileostomy placed for her Ulcerative Colitis ( I am not a nurse for her just Mom..lol) but it has gone very well and have gotten some great advice/help from here.
I have worked with a colon surgeon before, and he calls his profession, "glorified pipe fitters" as you think of your whole GI tract as a pipe. He removes a section and places two well parts together.
Hope this will give you something to think about, and will be praying for you!
taking care of daughter w/ Crohn's since 12-04
MD's switched her diagnosis to Ulcerative Colitis 10-08
her medications: Remicade, imuran, benyl, levisin, humara, TPN (in hospital and home) home iv antibiotics
Multiple admissions for flares, sepsis
2 ports inserted/removed
Total Colectomy 11-11-08
revision of anastomosis 12-08
Temporary ileostomy 1-2-09
Thanks for all the support!