First of all welcome to this forum. Always believe in one thing "If you ever become sick and patient one thing you should never loose is PATIENCE". Have patience. The things would get better soon. On a different note, what a coincidence. I had got UC in the same manner. I had a chicken dish in one of the banquets at a five star in Delhi in October 1989 and immediately thereafter had a bout of loosies and all. I thought it to be food poisioning and there were BMs, mucous and all. Was hospitalized and was diagnosed for UC. From there on I have been on and off Pred. I have tried other medicines too/ alternates too and they help. Please do not jump staightaway for surgery. YOu can control the UC with your lifestyle changes and dietary modifications. Have fresh home grown turmeric, if you can, as the first thing in the morning, empty stomach. It would heal the lining of your intestines/colon and would act like a insulation to prevent it from ulcers and food reactions throughout the day. It is very effective. I had tried it for several years. It controls the pain of UC, mucous and bleeding too. You may also consider the option of Sallaki, for which I have made a posting on this forum. Don't worry. Don't be stressed as stress causes flare ups. If you are having streroids please ensure that your doctor has recommended Calcium with Alpha D to reduce the side effects. Take Care and get well soon. The doctors generally recommend surgery to every person in the first go for reasons best known to them by creating fear of cancer and what not. You may also try Vitamin E enemas and oral Vitamin E. That also helps in curing (believe me you) in curing this UC.
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery