I agree with what's been said. But I also think people should stop looking for quick fixes or harrasing their body beyond repair. Visiting a doctor when its absolutely necessary should be the plan and if its a minor setback then changing habits and diet should be adopted. Also I find many people are over relying on medicine, I was promised a near normal life by my surgeon that would be 4-6 bms a day. I am 7 months post takedown going 8 times. It doesnt bother me one bit. I stand up between gatherings, parties , meetings and use the washroom, I fart crazy big and laugh if someone does, I have a life I couldnt even imagine with UC, I couldnt even think of being in a relationship, having to go out with friends. My surgeon told me this was the CURE and I took it that way and I am not letting anyone else make me feel any other way. What is destined will happen.
The main reason I opted for the surgery was I wanted to quit all meds permanently and have a control of life. I pretty much have both. Many times people forget with UC/Crohns they went the exact same or even more times with blood and pain to accompany.
All said its overall a good place, everyone has to vent out his anger/thoughts/joys. Not everyone gets the same results. Hats off to those who battle this thing without fretting about it.