I don't find that to be true in my case. I was diagnosed 43 years ago, at age 19. I found that I had longer remissions when I was younger and healed much faster after my first two resections, the second of which was 18 years ago.
I had my third resection (and gallbladder removal at the same time) in April and am still not feeling as well as I had hoped I would at this point. I am also much more tired than I was at a younger age, when I was raising my three daughters. And going through menapause doesn't help the situation.
But, like most things with this DD, everyone has a different experience. My wish is that a cure will come soon, so that all you younger people (and everyone for that matter) will have many Chrohn's-free years.
Thank you so much for posting in my thread. I feel so honored!! LOL Seriously though, I reall appreciate your advice and would love to see more post from you and your experiences. I honor those that have had this disease for many years and who have gone through so much more than even I have. My Crohn's is so mild compared to many others that I am really trying to learn all I can and to even figure out my own Crohn's issues. I'm 36 years young so I have long ways to go with this disease.
Thanks again for your advice. And please post more often. Happy belated 80th Birthday!!!
I have to sit on the "each case is different" side of the room on this one.
I am just a babe a in the woods as far as experience...I have only been suffereing with this disease for about 10 years...but I know I had symptoms for several years before that......I eased into it...
I never said anything to anyone until things got so bad I could not ignore them or tough them out. At first I was diagnosed as a mild case...now I am considered moderate and my doctor tells me that in the years to come I will probably face surgery...something I have avoided for now. Each flare has been worse than the last and each one has lasted longer than the one before....
I did not get diagnosed with CD until I was in my 40's and that in itself is supposed to be fairly uncommon. So who knows what the future holds?