After your surgery it's safe to say that your health will be returned to you and yes, you should regain your look prior to your illness. Whenever your body is using all it's resources to combat an illness, it's taking those resources away from other areas. Think of it as government.
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