I hope you'll visit j-pouch.org to learn about
the surgery, and communicate with some of our fine members who have had surgery. I truly have never talked to anyone who regretted having the surgery when it was needed.
I'm sorry it's come to this for you, but just think - you soon may not have UC any more.
In the meantime, be kind to yourself and ask for help if you need it.
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"