I know you posted in another thread, but thought maybe I would start one just for you. Peachypie 59, welcome to HealingWell. What meds are you on right now? Maybe you should seek out another doctor and opinion; is that possible? Remember, you are in charge of your body and should be helping to make the decisions. Have you researched the j-pouch? Many people have had terrific results with it, and if you think that's the way you'd like to go, I'd find another doc and get a second opinion. But that's just me, you ultimately have to make that decision. Let us know how you are doing.