Hey all, first, I just wanted to say how good this site is for us as we can feel like were not alone with this disease. Anyways, my current situation has me where I think my once 'minor' stricture due to inflammation in the ileum (as per colonoscopy last christmas), has probably healed up a bit, and maybe narrowed some more. I had a partial obstruction about a month and a half ago, and after I was released, I eventually started eating almost all solid foods, except big salads and tons of raw veggies. However, after a month or so, I started to get very bloated and distended, so I went back to eating soups and liquids for a few days, and things improved. I am currently still eating liquids and soups, and I'm kinda disappointed at the fact that I might not be able to eat most solid foods. I am due for my next remicade infusion right now...so it will probably be about a week or two late (due to coverage issues). I am not sure if I am looking forward to the next remicade infusion or not, as it might close the stricture more. This will be about my 4th infusion. Is surgery coming down the road very soon or does anyone have any stories regarding coping with strictures? or even strictures and remicade? Thanks in advance.