I would try the fecal transplant and worms in a second (and I'm a vegetarian too)! I'm pretty fresh out of surgeries but I really really wish I had waited on this and exhausted more options. It does sound like you are emotionally ready for this and I think it is wonderful that you are confident you want this done. I made the decision because I was scared, felt guilty and was just so emotionally beaten down from a 2 week stay on a med/surg floor with horrendous room mates. When my kids would come to visit, they would push my IV pole down the halls and I just never wanted to be in that situation again. I don't want to be terribly pessimistic here because this is obviously a forum for support, but things are different after surgery. And they haven't been good different (mind you it hasn't been that long for me). I would also take my diseased colon back any day. I certainly hope I won't be saying this in a few months from now. But again, I really do wish you the best with this. So many people are thrilled with their results. I'm actually doing pretty well but I'm definitely mourning the old way.