I haven't posted in a few months, but my name is Eddie, I'm 18 and I have severe colitis. After being hospitalized for a few weeks in February of this year I haven't been able to get out of a flare. I am currently on Mercaptopurine, Prednisone, Asacol, Canasa, Remicade, and Percocet for pain, but nothing is making a major difference. I was planning on going away to college in a month, but don't want to if I need surgery. Does anyone know of any treatment methods that I can discuss with my doctor to avoid resorting to surgery, or should I just give in and get the surgery and put off school for a semester or two? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.