@iPoop so due to in search of natural remedies he was unsuccessful and needed surgery?
His UC warranted colorectal surgery many years before his demise, he was in denial, refusing doctor recommendation for this, very low weight, malnourished, in anguish, and struggling with his quality of life. He was stubborn in that the next herb, supplement, etc would put him in a remission. Many here told him to get surgery, for years based on his narrative. He was reaching out to the authors of various natural clinical studies for advice and to others who might give him hope that the next supplement would work for him. I wished he'd have listened and got CRC much sooner. It's sad.
Deaths due to UC are pretty rare these days, and on average patient weight and health is waaay better going into a colorectal surgery than 20 or more years ago. Often due to clinical recommendation to send patients earlier when healthier into surgery which results in much better and safer outcomes. I believe he even had a PICC line for nurishment prior to CRC. No mistakes by staff.