No, my diet is not very limited. I kept a food diary for about
a month and found that what I eat doesn't make my symptoms worse. I try to eat healthy and keep my food "safe" (avoid fried, spicy, or sour foods). SCD is not for me--I'm already underweight and if I cut out carbs, I'd probably become anorexic.
Peety, I don't think how long you've had UC should be a factor for surgery--it should depend on your symptoms, what meds your on, etc. I know I've only had UC for a little over a year, but I've already ended up on Remicade and it hasn't helped much. Even if Remicade had helped, I'm not sure I would be comfortable w/ staying on biologics until a newer med is made.
As for the jpouch, I was told by 3 surgeons and my GI that one will go to the bathroom around 10x right after surgery and the numbers will decrease for most as time goes on. I personally know someone who had surgery almost 2 years ago and only uses the bathroom 3-4x, can eat anything, is healthy and looks like a 'normal' person.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (3rd infusion 07/08), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day