I do remember you posting about Dillon on the UC board. I had my surgery, proctocolectomy with end ileostomy, in June of 2010. I am a LOT older than Dillon, almost 64 at time of surgery, and was also in very poor health. My surgeon told me I was not a candidate for j-pouch and it didn't matter to me. I just wanted my life back. Suffering for twelve years, on 6MP, then Remicade, then Humira..ugh. Prednisone was killing me. I found my surgeon online because my GI doctor refused to send me to one.
I am so happy Dillon is doing so well. He has a long and happy life ahead of him and thanks to surgery, a healthy one. God bless you, Dillon and your entire family.
Yes, I do agree, Healingwell is a wonderful forum. If it weren't for these caring, helpful people in here I probably would still be plodding along, listening to my GI doctor..or...be 6 ft under by now.