Here is my biggest complaint, i have switched to putting stuff in my left pocket instead of my right pocket, i thought that better after i stuffed a pair of earrings in my right pocket, because i am bad to put everything in my pocket, and after they had been in there for about
two minutes, i realized that could spell disaster, lol.
Anyway, i elected to have surgery, i had UC also, and I was tired of being sick. I will admit, i didnt' try many meds, I never tried any enemas, and i actually only tried four meds and remicade, but i didn't want to try anymore, i felt like i was just wasting time waiting to see if something would work, or it might work for a while, and then fail and i was always waiting for the other shoe to drop (is that a saying in the UK?) anyway, it was a great decision! i wish i had done it the day i first saw blood, i wouldnt' have wasted 8 years, and honestly now that i look back i feel rather stupid that the only thing that kept me from doing it before was that i thought it would be gross to take my poop in the kitchen. How stupid is that, lol. Anyway, it's not the most super fun thing in the world, but its 10thousand times better than UC, and it's alot better than waiting for a cure that may never come. I hear alot of people saying they aren't going to have surgery because they are waiting on a cure, and when i did decide i got it into my head that i would wake up from sugery and brian williams would be on tv saying that there had been a medical miracel and UC had been cured. But i got rational then and realized that there could possibly be a cure, but it wasn't worth wasing my time on a cure that may come sometime in the future, and may not work for everyone, when i could get cured, right away!
mine is permanet. And it is pretty neat to not have to worry about
the bathroom, or worry about
if you have gas that it will smell up a room, lol. And if you think about
it, even though you empty your batrhoom more often than a person with a normal colon goes poo the regular way, it takes them longer than it takes me. I can get in and out in about
three minutes, i timed myself at work one night, i took a call, took an order back to the kitchen, went and changed my bag, messed with our awful toilet that you have to flush at least twice to get even one piece of toilet paper down, washed up and got back to the front in five minutes.
anyway i think i got off of topic, lol. The side affects from, UC are so much worse than the risk of becoming dehydrated, that won't happen often if you drink enough, and if you do start to get dehyrdated, you will learn what that feels like, and just chug some water down and you will be fine.
I think that you will love life once you have surgery!