Angie and I discussed the options we both think getting a colectomy is the way to go. At that point I'll be "cured" of colitis, I'll just be sans-colon. Some lifestyle changes, and a couple major surgeries but no more major health risks (hospital visits). I wasn't sure how the surgeon would take a young guy (27) whose only had colitis for two years requesting surgery but she seemed pretty open to it. I have to get some other blood work done and sent to them, but it really sounds like it's entirely up to me. At this point I might be leaning towards getting surgery some time in January.