I have a stricture in colon which they just found last July and diagnosed with Crohn's then. Probably has been developing for quite a few years but still do not have usual symtoms. Yes, it bugs me to not eat things that I think are healthier (fibre, fruits, raw vegetables, nuts) but as far as quality of life, if this as all I had to do I would feel fortunate. I have seen two surgeons and if either had recommended or thought this should be operated on now I would have gone for it. (Told it should be able to be done laparoscopically and 6 inches of colon removed). So I am going to start methotrexate by injection tomorrow for four months and then check again. I wonder if this is going to compromise my immune system if surgery is necessary later on? Tough call but get the impression that the majority think surgery is the last resort?
Good luck and will be watching for updates! I have found this forum extremely helpful but in the end, everybody has do you what they think is best for them.
30yrs! Your case encourage me a lot! I wish I can have that luck! My terminal ileum is narrowing with scar tissue and ascending colon is also scared. Although I feel better at the moment after 1 month prednisone, but I only eat soft, low fibre food and I cann't continue steroids. I think finally I have to get operation.
what medication you took after your resection? diet? nutritious supplements? Thanks a lot!