hello feelfine, sorry you are in the hospital and going through all this. There are other drugs out there to try, 6-MP, Imuran, Humira (is that the one you forgot the name of?), Prograf, Remicade.
I'm not sure why you would prefer surgery to going on remicade but it's a personal decision. I would try remicade before surgery, you can always have surgery later on but this might help you right now and and you can try it and decide if surgery is what you really want.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.