As I have noted several times; improving quality of life is a reason to have surgery. Many people have surgery with worse conditions than high blood pressure. You might just find that your blood pressure stabilizes after surgery! Most of us see a permanent reduction. I have often said, Christine, you have suffered enough.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free