Are you having the surgery for UC?
Yes, the Cleveland Clinic is outstanding for colorectal surgery. If you live in Ohio that would be the ideal choice.
I had the surgery for chronic refractory UC 5 years ago. My life is 100% better today and I have not lost a day of work due to illness since then. In fact I am so healthy I have put on 20lbs more than I should be carrying!
Life is great!
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free