I perforated in 1992, due to "diverticulitis." I had not yet been DX'd as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns as DX'd today. What I had was a gut infection with a low grade fever. When my colon let go, I started having horrible groin BM pains. My Dr. did not recognise what hd happened and kept me on on full diet. Four days later, I was transfered to a hospital where I had emergency surgery to resection the colon and clean up the gangrein and peritonitis. Shortly before the surgery I went into shock and was given a ring side seat at watching the surgery from above through an out-of-body experience.
Fortunately, only the good die young and after a month in the ICU, plus another week in the hospital, I was good to go. (Back to life thst is.)
Retired male in late 60's. Perforated Colon in 92. Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis in 93. Uncontrolled flareup in 97 dictated J-pouch surgery. 04 Capsule endoscopy diagnosed as Crohns not UC. Emergency surgery in 05 to remove lodged camera capsule. Biopsies positively diagnosed Crohns at that time. 12/06 Unsucessfully tried Naltrexone(LDN). 2/07 developed scleritis of the eye, tearing and detaching the retina. Treated with high doses of Prednisone. 6/07 Thought eye was healing and started taking Entocort counting on the residual (non-systemic portion) as treating the eye. Wrong. In October eye was not stabilized. 11/07 Started Remicade to try and reduce the ocular inflamation of the Scleritis since I had been requiring more and more Prednisone to keep the eye quiet. 12/07, retina tares and detaches again. Started Remicade every 4 weeks plus 20mg of Prednisone per day. Six months and seven infusions later, good eye is back to 20/14. Bad eye is 20/70. Set for cataract surgery in June 08 on bad eye. Should return to a correcable visionary level. Life looks good (literally) today.
Married with 4 grandkids.