Hi...welcome to the forum! Wow, just a few surgeries under your belt..whew!!
I definitely ditto Sherry regarding rectal meds to help with rectal inflammation (for it will be so no matter how high/extent your UC is and will be the last to heal)
I also ditto Sherry's suggestion for antispasmodics....I use dicyclomine. Still works for me 19+ years.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!