I dunno why people act like having their colon taken out is no big deal, but being on the drugs is the worst thing ever. You're talking about irrevocably removing a part of your GI tract: to me, I'd rather be on meds and still have my colon.
Surely to compare, say, being on Remicade for a long time vs having no colon, the possibility of bad systemic side effects would be much higher with the Remicade?
EDIT: OK, nevermind, just saw the posts that came after yours with the specific information. Thanks iPoop and others :)
Man, it really sucks that there's no perfect "way-out" of UC, right? But I guess that's obvious and part of the rules of the horrible game ... still, it's a shame surgery has all these caveats, mind you to me they do not sound as bad as dealing with a UC flare, in that they seem much more manageable, low-maintenance problems without much long term health risks like UC, and they seem predictable. I really don't know where I am headed atm, deep in a flare and not sure what treatment can work, plus there's no treatment that I don't have some kind of anxiety around, but I guess that's just hugely common and part of having this condition, I'm sure we can all relate to that.
Post Edited (~ chicken wings ~) : 9/26/2016 12:43:17 PM (GMT-6)