Moppet, you may want to check out the ostomies board on this site. I think you're not getting a lot of response here because we aren't familiar with your situation or what type of surgery would be done. UC-ers most often get a J-pouch surgery, not sure if this would be done in your case or not. Also, we have pre-existing colon pathology, so our course after surgery may be very different.
I hope your tests come back negative, and this is no longer a concern for you.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.