Hi, Amare. I'm sorry you have UC but welcome to HW.
Don't worry about
surgery yet! That's a last resort; your GI will probably try many other meds before suggesting surgery. I hope Colazal will help and send you into remission. If your UC is the worst in the rectum, you might want to ask for some rectal meds (I know it's sounds gross and not fun, but it helps).
I'm glad you're stressing less. I think stress affects my symptoms too and I was also diagnosed after a stressful time. At least the disease has a silver lining--it forces us to let go of small things and re-prioritze our lives.
Female, Age 19
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP, 1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (4 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 2 Anucort