I am waiting to see a colorectal surgeon on May 7th. I was just diagnosed with Crohn's last July and have a stricture in my sigmoid colon. I have had three colonoscopies by three different GI's and saw a general surgeon in December. On my last procedure report GI stated this is a difficult situation. She is asymtomatic. Was scheduled to have two Remicade infusions but in the process of being referred from one doctor to the next, it did not happen and last GI thought I would require surgery within the next year anyway. With no usual symptoms of diarrhea, bleeding or abdominal pain this is a hard decision to make.
Hopefully like you, Sugarmarie, the surgeon will say we won't cut until absolutely necessary. But then I am reluctant to take meds too and how long do you wait?? And is it better to have surgery when you are well and have elective surgery?? Will know more in a few weeks.
Good luck in what ever you decide.
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07