i have had crohn's for over 30 years. i had an unrelated surgery. i had stomach cancer and had to have almost half of my stomach removed. post-surgery actually had my crohn's in remission for a long period of time (several years). you can check out my story on healingwell.com bookstore (if you knew how regular i am; you wouldn't be so full of it). i hope all is well with you. just keep the faith and you'll be fine.