Posted 11/12/2018 11:19 PM (GMT -6)
I had my proctocolectomy in July 2011 after a diagnosis of Crohn's Colitis with never having any involvement in my small intestine. I have never been on meds since my surgery and have no indication of any further disease. My GI had the attitude of, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
In reading up on Crohn's Colitis, to understand it as best I could, before agreeing to the surgery. I found that of the 5 types of Crohn's Disease only 20% of us fall under Crohn's Colitis, where the disease is confined only to the colon.
I also read that after a having a proctocolectomy for someone with Crohn's Colitis, and never having small intestine involvement, there is an 80% chance of NO recurrance. My GI agreed with that percentage.
There is no cure for Crohn's Disease, and I am ever mindful of that, but so far everything is fine and I have never regretted my decision.