I do agree that if you want to take the medication there are ways for you to get help.
As for your right to refuse surgery, I can only speak for the US. If you live here, are at least 18 years old and mentally competent, you have the right to refuse any medical treatment you don't want.
Please do re-think this. I don't know how old you are, but you sound rather young. You don't have to suffer your whole life when there are medications that will help. You can have a good and productive life. If you're thinking you don't care about
living, please ask someone for help. Most large cities have suicide hotlines or your GI can refer you to someone who can work with you at reduced cost. Even with UC, life is too beautiful to squander.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off.
Current meds are Colazal,
Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.