Posted 8/10/2021 4:17 AM (GMT -8)
I'm sorry you had an adverse reaction to mesalamine. However, that doesn't mean you will with all meds.
If you've only tried mesalamine then there's still azathiopurine, humira, remicade, stelatra, xeljanz etc. A lot of meds left to try.
Colorectal surgeons won't touch you unless you've failed two biologics.
Surgery isn't pressing the undo button, like UC never ever happened. Surgery is better than an unending flare for those who've failed the meds. Remission through meds is preferred as it is the best quality of life.