I agree with Ron. Surgery is not giving up... it's a cure for those of you with UC! As a Crohnie, I've been disease-free since surgery, which was 4 years ago, so it has been the closest thing to a cure for me, too!
Gilda, You're in my thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery on Tuesday. We're all here for you, even if we can't be there in person!
Allie, Congratulations and Happy 1st Anniversary to you and Oscar!!!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.