Don't worry about potential weight loss from surgery. Yes, most of us lose on average 10lbs after surgery but that weight quickly goes back on during the recovery. I was at my perfect weight at surgery, lost 10lbs after the surgery, and then with a healthy j-pouch I put on 30lbs!
If you are overweight now and considering surgery, lose the weight.
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