I think one of the sickest ironies is that the people who need talk therapy the most are the ones who can't leave the house to get it. I know I was there too. I wasn't able to start therapy until after my first surgery and it has been hugely helpful for me. Even though the vast majority of my UC issues have been resolved by surgery, I am still feeling the psychological effects and the aftermath of the surgeries themselves. I highly recommend talk therapy to anyone suffering from IBD regardless of the severity.
If it's time it's time, I wish you the best.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13