I received this ungodly condition from the powers that be in may of my 18th year. After I went into remission I had a few flares until I got pancreatitis from Asacol, from then on in was a downward spiral into the depths of colitic hell. Unfortunately even being on 100mg of Pred three times a day it couldn't stop the wave of destruction inside my body.
On the 20th of december last year I under went the dreaded surgery, and as it comes around to the anniversary of this event I can now look back with regret, remorse but most importantly hope.
I now eat anything I want with absolutely no consequences, can drink as much as I want and get soused on the weekend once more with my friends, and absolutely unequivicaly lead a normal life, apart from the Illeostomy, which I will say is an improvement. No more pain no more suffering no more spending my life in the darn bathroom. No more medication to turn me into a ghastly apparition of my once former and strong defiant self.
If anyone is considering having the operation I can indeed tell you with the upmost certainty and conviction that life after Colitis is good it's very bloody good indeed. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, the metaphorical tunnel in this instance for me was the dreaded operation and now I am living my life again.