And then there is weird me. I only have perineal disease and I think I've had it 4 years. No other symptoms. I think there were 2 or 3 others who used to post who only have this perineal disease. My doctor called my disease "virulent", and at one point the fistula opening in my rectum was 2.5 cm wide. What generally what you want to hear. But even after becoming allergic to remi and humira, 6MP seems to be working. The fistula opening is much smaller and I haven't had an abscess for a year. Praise God!
I really feel for all of you who have D, strictures, and other CD manifestations!! I totally recognize that there are worst situations. Including other diseases and conditions. I did laugh, Phoebe, when your doctor said "there are advantages and disadvantages to each different kind of crohn's". Advantages to having CD?? Really????? I'd rather not have it at all.
I think what the others have said is good to think about. I went through a grieving process when my doctors made it clear what I had. But we only have today. No promises for even tomorrow. Having this disease has given me a deeper understanding of how much we are in God's hands.