Bob, you've always been the pinnacle of positive/objective/support...considering all you have endured in the past years. I agree that the colon surgery is the best option for you with all the ongoing health issues you deal with, especially this past year. The fragility needs a break..no pun intended.
I know you have incredible inner strength to get you through the surgery. I know your wife will be there to help you through it.
I wish you a good recovery with no setbacks. Please let us know how you're doing when your computer decides to allow it.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!