I haven't ever been in the hospital. A doctor tried to get me to go once, but it was only because he had no authority to get me in for a flex sig soon when I was flaring and he said if I checked into the hospital they HAD to give me one. Our medical system at work there - telling you to sgo to the extreme and spend tons of money just for something you should be able to do without a hospital stay.
Oh, and I did end up in the hospital last month after my 10th colonoscopy. Not sure what that was about, but I'm not in a flare-up right now.