ByeByeUC has a good post about
it recently. www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3083415
She offered to answer any questions that you might have in that thread.
Besides the UC board there is also the Ostomy board on Healing well.
I had my colon removed last year and I feel so much better now than when I had UC.
There was a new drug for UC that was cleared for use yesterday by the FDA -- Vedolizumab. If you wanted to try that first. I personally did not want to wait for my colon to be removed but I knew that Vedolizumab was going to be approved for use, it just wasn't worth it to me to wait. I'm happy that I had surgery.