Not a stupid question at all.
People of all ages have surgery, for different reasons. I was only 29 when i had surgery, and i hadnt been through many medicines at all. i just wanted my life back.
Some people choose to wait until they have no choice.
And some people never have to have surgery, and never choose to.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-