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I have been in remission since my one and only resection 12 years ago. I was very ill for approx 3 years prior to the surgery (several partial obstructions, on prednisone for a whole year, etc.). I was a very uptight person, but after the surgery, I mellowed out a lot, and I believe that helped. I was on pentasa from surgery time until about two years ago. My doctor retired and my new doctor was horrified that I had not had a colonoscopy since. Had one two years ago, it showed mild inflammation (no symptoms!) so he has me on Imuran. I saw him last week and he told me that there is no reason for me not to believe that I will live the rest of my life without another major flare. My joints/muscles/bones ache almost constantly since the surgery - I feel like I am 110 year old almost all of the time. All scans, blood tests come back clear, doctor says it is just the Crohn's and doesn't want to put me on prednisone for it (good thing since I have vowed never to go on it again!) I do not worry about flaring again - even when I was sick - I had the "it can always be worse" attitude and I think that has always helped me along. I am just happy to be on the planet.