Thanks for finally replying! I was surprised not to hear from anyone for so long.
I just had an appt w/ my GI today and we discussed J-Pouch vs BCIR. I am with you - I don't want to worry about accidents or wearing Depends or having additional flares. She actaully mentioned something to me that I'd never heard before - "Dysfunctional Rectum". I think I am going to try for the BCIR. She recommended I have a permanent ostomy, but I am 34 and do not really want a bag...yet. So, if the BCIR works for a few years, I'd be happy w/ that and when I get older if I need a bag, then so be it.
'diagnosed' UC in 1989
Currently on 9 Colazal per day
Lexapro 10 mg
Next Remicade ???
Currently in a Flare since the end of November.
Starting to research the possibility of surgery to "CURE" my UC for good.