Hey, read your post. I am 41 years old. I was diagnosed with CD in 2005 and also had my ileum removed and some more in 2006. I've trying really hard to get used to living with CD. It's hard! Work is hard, eating, and staying positive! Now I'm fighting with arthruitis after being on Prednisone for over a year. I loved Prednisone! I think it's one of the few times in my life I felt normal ...like other people. The side effects do suck though!
The Doctors had me on a low residue diet for quite a while after surgery. Such as ....jello, white rice, white bread, white potatoes, chicken broth, white flour crackers, things that are really really easy to break down in your digestive system. Taking Milk of Magnessium will help settle/comfort your stomach but does nothing for constipation and/or blockage or CD. When you get blockage a person will go liquid but still has blockage! It is painful! Truth is that the Docotr did remove what was bad in 2002...but if you look at this web site you will see many CD patients have many surgerys. It may be time to get another look at what is going on up there. Be your own Doctor and research as much as you can about it. Then tell your Docotors what you want! And ask to see a Nutritionist. Good luck!