Welcome to the forum.
Sorry for your recent diagnosis.
UC sucks, but in many cases can be managed through medication, supplements, and lifetstyle.
Kaz gave you some sound advice.
I didn't do well with the standard UC meds ( prednisone and mesalamines), and when the doc gave me a choice of surgery or biologics, I balked and found my own way.
I would suggest:
1) get your vitamin d3 levels checked - there's a big correlation between low levels and UC
2) diet is a big factor for most of us, i would suggest you try gluten and dairy free
3) probiotics are key
4) slippery elm powder and l-glutamine can be very helpful
If any of this interests you, there are things IMO that you can control, which will have a direct impact on
your disease, the symptoms you experience and their severity.
I was able to control my UC into remission through various
supplements, probiotics, diet modification, and LDN , low dose
For more info on the protocol which has put me into remission,
please go to this link: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318 , and look at the 11th post.
I hope you feel better and let us know how we can help
Rx meds didn't help me. But 4.5 mg LDN +Paleo diet +supplements=REMISSION.Protein shakes w/almond milk,Maca powder,L-Glutamine,D-Ribose,chia seeds.VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3,slippery elm bark powder.For more info,my protocol is the 11th post at this link: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318
If you have any questions, you can find my email address at my profile.