Betty, I am sorry you have experienced so much trauma. I know you must be having all kinds of emotions about all of this. I can give you some information and psychological support. I can and will pray for you but in the end, it still comes back to you to choose to be strong. Everyone on this site can and will give you love and support.
Ulcerative Colitis is an autoimmune disorder itself. I found that out when I had lung cancer in 1996. An autoimmune disorder is one in which the body's automatic immune system shuts down, making you susceptible to almost every biological infection or illness that comes within 10 feet of you, or in worst cases confuses the body's own cells with invader cells and attacks part or all of your own body, as in cancer. The ulcerative colitis is your immune system attacking spots in your own colon. The attacks vary in severity, but frequently become more severe until eventually surgery is required to save the person's life. In my case, only 18 inches of my colon had to be removed, requiring a colostomy. In worst cases, the entire colon (large intestine) must be removed, requiring an ileostomy. This does not prevent future autoimmune disorders!! In your case, apparently your immune system attacked your nervous system with disastrous results. The truth is, no one can accurately predict how your body will react to this attack in the future. I have an older brother who also developed Ulcerative Colitis, but after a severe diet change and soothing medication, his disorder went away. Mine didn't, even though I tried the same diet and medication. Whatever happens, please keep us informed. If you just need to vent or perhaps cry a bit, this is the place. We want to help. You can reply to this message whether you are a paid member or a free member. If you are a free member, I would be glad to start a forum topic for you so the whole site can join in and you can reply to it with anything you want to say. My name is Don and I will be watching for your answer.