Mike, Welcome to Healing well! I see you have a lot of questions. My first recommendation to you would be to go to the thread at the beginning of the page titled "Crohn's Disease Resources." It contains a wealth of information that will help you. Also, could you provide a little more information about
yourself, such as how long you have had Crohn's, your current symptoms, and what meds you are on/have taken? That might make it a little easier for people here to answer your question regarding surgery.
I look forward to getting to know you!
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)