Consequences indeed, and I was told by a surgeon that I'd be "eating hot chicken wings a week after surgery"
I think surgery being touted as a "cure" for UC is a bunch of bulls#$t -and thats the bottom line.
Yes, I don't think cure is the right word. Interestingly enough, surgery was never brought to my attention by my first doc, even though he claims my UC was "one of the few worst cases he sees every year". It's misleading, the same way medication and diet can be misleading I suppose. My doc told me diet doesn't do anything and if I wanted probiotics I should just eat Activia yogurt. I see what you are saying, and its great that you've come to a decision in your head about
whether surgery is for you or not. :)
Diagnosed Crohns-Colitis Sept 2011
Gluten Free, VSL#3, InflaGuard, Zyflamend, Asacol, Wise Woman Supps#2
Metametrix Labs stool testing reveal yeast overgrowth/parasite
Two Month Protocol: Candida Control Diet, Phytostan, ParaGuard, ADP