Many thanks to everyone for your replies and you have certainly made me feel a bit more positive. I went home and had a good cry last night and feeling sorry for myself so feeling a little perkier today.
One of the main problems is that I live on an Island with only one Gastroenterologist so you tend to have to take his word for everything. We have agreed though that if we decide to go down the surgery route I will get a second opinion from someone in the UK before it is final (assuming it does't end up as an emergency). I find it quite hard as you don't get the chance to meet other people here in the same or a similar situation, which I think would make it so much easier to know you are not the only one suffering and feeling like this. I know there are others living here with UC/Crohn's so I will have to find a way to make contact with these people.
My currents meds are Asacol 12 a day, Asacol enemas twice a day, Azathioprine 100mg, probiotics, omega 3:6:9. My Consultant has decided to try me on Adalimumab (Humira) starting tomorrow but it purely is a trial as I have UC and it has been more successful with Crohn's. He did tell me yesterday though that this may buy me a little time if it is successful but I will be facing surgery in the next couple of years. Time to face facts I suppose but deep down I still hope for some miracle!!
I just find it so frustrating as I am only 29, have been controlled by this disease for the last 6/7 years and it will continue to ruin my life. I would love to be thinking about getting married and having children in the next couple of years but who knows what is round the corner for me and whether any of this will be possible.
Thanks again for your responses.