I was only diagnosed in May of 2008 with Crohns and had surgery in November. I had a resection - 18 inches of my small intestine removed. I was so miserable that I felt that even if I only had 6 months of relief it would be well worth it. It has been. I still have symptoms - the diarrea, acheness and some other stuff, but the pain is gone. I couldn't live that way. It was a struggle for me to function everyday and working and having 4 kids I couldn't keep living like that. Like you said - it is an individual thing and being only recently diagnosed I wasn't sure if I should do it or not, but none of the meds worked for me. I am glad that I did it. To be honest - the surgery was a piece of cake compared to dealing with all the pain. Good luck in your decision.
its your decision i had surgery in 93 for a resection and january this year for two obstructions and a fistula and i don't regret any of it the op in 93 put me in to remmision until last september so i had no drugs and no consultant for all those years! Wishing you well in whatever you decide keep in touch and let us know. Bev x
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