Well the best answer is that there is no bets answer. One thing that you will find from reading this forum is that every Crohns patient has different experiences, often at different times in the course of life. CD ranges from mild, where minimal or even no meds can allow one to lead a relatively trouble-free life, to severe, where even the most potent meds won't stop the progression of the disease to such major complications as fistulas, blockages, fissures and resulting surgery, with lifestyle impact that approaches full disability. To make it even more difficult, this is a disease of flares and periodic remissions or partial remissions where March might be just fine while April is pure misery. One person's brief flare might be pretty close to remission for another. Overall though there are very few Crohns patients who cn go long term in good health with no medications at all, or no maintenance meds. If there is a "typical" Crohns patient it would probably be one who is on mainitenance medications pretty much for life and who lives fairly well most of the time, with occasional periods of flaring illness that have a real impact on their quality of life. Bottom line is your case of Crohns is your case of Crohns and really cannot be compared easily to anyone else's.