As stated above, the ostomy board and j-pouch.org are great sites. I've also come across to other great ones while researching surgery myself... www.ColonClub.com (reading the personal experiences is great) and www.uoaa.org
The more research you do, the better you'll feel about
it. If you end up needing surgery you'll want to go in knowing as much as you possibly can so you don't want up surprised and upset!
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; oste
openia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)