Agreed. Products, herbs, etc are a waste of money, i've tried em all, so have many other people. I'm 33, been suffering since i was 11, so 22 years total. The ONLY thing that has ever helped me is a raw food diet, and the rare people who have been cured were on such a diet.
I'll say it one last time, having surgery because it gives you hope sounds like a terrible idea. You should have surgery only if your physician is positive it will cure you. It breaks my heart to hear that people have surgeries out of sheer desperation, i feel like i have the moral responsability to dissuade them.