Wow, the options your GI gave you are pretty scary. I think that the Remicade is a good idea, like Driver37 said, surgery should be avoided if there is another treatment available that might work to close the fistulas. On the other hand a consult with a surgeon might not be a bad idea either, at least hear what he has to say, surgery may be a better option than Remicade, I guess that would depend on how severe the fistulas are. Never hurts to get all info. before you make your decision. Good luck to you!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse" do to CD ;)