Will be 10 years since my takedown this December. I battled UC for over 30 years then was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer in 2009. Thank God it was caught in time through a colonoscopy. I had my surgeries at the Cancer Treatment Center in Zion, Illinois. The commercials you see about CTCA are true, it is a wonderful facility with fantastic surgeons and nursing staff. I owe them my life as well as The Good Lord. I'm living a very normal life, working out, playing golf and coaching baseball in Florida. I do eat Metamucil wafers with most meals and do deal with diarrhea at times but my quality of life is great. I don't have the urge to find a bathroom like with UC but do go 4-6 times per day. Not a big deal compared to the horrible life lived with UC. I really feel for the people that have had problems after surgery but I'm here to tell you that I wish I would have had it at an early age.