@Sara Marie posted:
Richard-What a mystery!
It reinforces my feeling that we should try harder to refrain from removing parts of our bodies, especially the internal parts. Probably the UC was really bad when you had a colon? Mine wasn't bad at all. I just got the colectomy due to colon cancer. Probably shouldn't have done that, but I kind of freaked out. The C word.
Trust me. I was miserable before.
It had to go.
Cancer was part of the equation. I had had uc so long and was miserable.
Chances of cancer? No one gave me odds. But it could happen the longer I kept it.
It was part of the discussion.
I'll never know.
Many other points were involved too.
Quality of my life was first. I could not live the rest of my life in a bathroom. Or by one.
No one should take having their colon removed lightly.
That in itself is serious surgery. And it will change you for the rest of your life.
There is no going back.
What we end up with we alone have to deal with it.
Whether it's a j pouch. K pouch. Or end ileo. We all have to adjust.