If your UC is not bad and is controlled by the least toxic of drugs I would defintley not rush into surgery but if your UC is not controlled and are constantly flaring and havng to take predisone and remicade, why would you want to put those toxic meds in your body? I mean I'm not better, I've been there and done it but only for a very short time. I guess I'm not really a live in the moment kind of person and always looking into the long term. Predisone even short term left me with osteopororis. An ostomy is a cure! a J-pouch you still might have problems but it is much better controlled. Either way this disease is a lot of work and life change. Even with all my problems I am so much healthier with a pouch than UC. I could have framed my last blood work. Sometimes I cry reading some of these posts. Congats on your one year aniversary and your continued good health!
5 asa, predisone, 6 mp
Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery
Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3, 2001.
Take down-Jan 3, 2002
Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortifoam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro
Gall bladder out-Oct 1997
April 2010 bad pouchitis flare-remicade (only 2 doses)
Aug 2010-adhesion surgery
Doing great! only canassa!