My doctor will decide when to discontinue remicade. Anyway it's not medication for a lifetime. I have nothing to lose if surgery is inevitable.
UC is a chronic, lifelong disease requiring medication for life. What is your beef against remicade, anyways? Remi clearly works for you, as you achieved remission (a feat I have not achieved yet myself). If something is working for you then I recommend you continue it. Surgery is not inevitable with uc, only 25% of patients need it (75% do not). You said you can always restart remicade, some can, some cannot. The immune system can build up antibodies to remicade the next time you try to start it, after a period of not using it. Antibodies mean it either will be less effective, or just flat out not work.
Moderator ulcerative colitis
M, 35, proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade 5mg per kg, every 8 weeks
Daily 75mg 6MP + Rowasa
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me