Reply to "Am I really ready for J-pouch surgery?"

Well it's good you are not on death's door. You want to be as healthy as you can be going into this surgery. You will have a much easier recovery. I WAS on death's door going in. I had complications after my step 1 that I bet I wouldn't have had (well who knows) if I was healthier. As hard as my recovery was, I'm sooooo glad I had this surgery done.

It's really easy to second guess yourself if are not feeling poorly. It was a no brainer for me since I was so sick. I couldn't wait to get my horrid colon out of me.

I do not have much faith in the biologics. They seem to work at first but then quickly lose their effectiveness. Remicade failed on me. In my opinion, when you have exhausted most of the drugs, surgery is the better option. No more UC and no more drugs. And you can actually enjoy eating again! Definately go for the consult and good luck with your decision. Smiler
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