I have had ulcerative colitis now for a year and four months. At first they started me on asacol which worked for only about 3 months. After I stopped responding to that, we decided to try remicade. I was on that for about 10 months and have recently discontinued this treatment for it also stopped working. I have been on prednisone four times now. At first it worked like I couldnt believe and now it doesnt even touch my symptoms. I recently ended up in the hospital, August 26th- September 2nd. After trying prednisone for the fourth time and having no success, we decided to use cyclosporine to save more time so I would have a chance of saving my colon. They are now talking about trying 6mp and I am very skeptical about this drugs side affects. I feel in order to have a long and healthy life; it might be best to go ahead with the surgery. My family is really hesitant on having me go through such a life altering surgery but I feel that it is in my best interest so I am able to have a long and healthy life. So I want to get opinions from those of you who have had the surgery? Are you glad you went with the surgery? Are you feeling healthier, having more energy? This disease is so draining and I just want to do what will be best for the long hall.
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