No- I understood. I was just countering what the GI said. Living with an ostomy pouch for 15 years can give you just as good of quality of life, but won't give you lymphoma:)
The team of GI docs I worked with at the hospital (including my primary one) did not want me to have surgery without trying Remicade either. Once I had horrible side effects from the Remicade I took to get out of the hospital, they came on board with my decision. They said most people would rather die than live with a "bag". I thought that sounded absolutely ridiculous. Fortunately, my GI refered me to a great surgeon. She said that if I was going to have surgery, she wanted me to have it with the best.