Good luck to you! Surgery, for me, has been liberating. whatever the final outcome, I feel like my future will be better off without worrying about this illness. The surgeries are not easy and the recovery stinks but I've been well enough to leave the hospital after 3 days and i bounced back pretty quickly. The ostomy bag isn't as bad as you probably imagine - so just take it easy, go on your consult and see how you feel. It's nice that you're in close proximity to cleveland clinic, i've only heard rave reviews :)
When did you have the surgery? And I hope I can get the ball rolling after my first appointment with the surgeon and that he agrees surgery is the best option because I don't even wanna try any more medications as he might suggest
25 year old male, diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis on Jan 7th 2013..
Been in a severe flare now since early June 2015,currently taking remicade (4 doses so far), Uceris, and 75mg amitriptyline (for sleep, pain, appetite and depression)
Allergic to mesalamine drugs.