When I look back at the 10 years I dealt with UC symptoms it's clear how much in denial I was, except that I kept going to the doctor and kept taking all the meds with no relief. Denial of how bad things were was my only choice really.
What choice do we have? Keep getting up every morning and deal with it. One day at a time (I stole that from AA)
I got lucky starting Jan 2010 and finally reached remission in the past 2 months.
If I went thru what you are, with surgery and continued symptoms it would be beyond denial.
I truly wish you well.
We who have been through just part of what you have know how impossible this disease is.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of suffering and no remission ever
Jan 2010 started SCD diet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices)
Bleeding stopped in 3 days, other symptoms improved slow & sure
Diet: Gluten/grain-free, fructose-free (blueberries OK), dairy free (swiss cheese OK), starch-free
I eat: Protein(meat/fish/eggs,no soy), nuts(soaked/roasted), non-starch veggies, nut-flour muffins
Daily: fish oil, Vit D3 2000 2Xday with oil/fat, veggie juice, sunflower seeds, probiotic VSL#3
Highly recommend: the book "Life without Bread" and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
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