Sherry.....all the stuff you have going on.....truly, I'd do the hysterectomy firstly. I personally think that the reproductive organ/colon connection for some women is extremely strong. Those of us with wonky innards have to sometimes make the choices for us to get rid of them. Which one goes first?
Some doctors will be conservative, but at what price. I'd be devastated to go through the process of learning to live without my colon, but I do know there would be lots of support for me (which is a huge comfort). But I'm not even near there regarding meds not working for me....so unless a c-scope showed cancer, I'm hoping my liver and colon stay with me for a while.
Go through the check-list of what is causing you the most grief. My opinion is obvious.
*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 !!!