Most of us who had surgery for UC DID not get a 2nd opinion. You are very hard headed!!!
Anthony, No pain after 2nd surgery. Frequency for me was about 15X per day in the first few weeks; keep a food log, stay away from sugar if your frequency is high; take fiber and imodium.
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