You are doing the best thing you can do which is gathering information. I too am a little confused as to how they could diagnose you just on a CT, that is a little unusual. But the main thing I want you to understand is that while a lot of the information you find can be scary, most of it will never happen to you. Most people with Crohn's disease are out in the world living their lives and have the occasional flare. They take their maintenance medication and that is all they do as far as thinking about
CD on a regular basis. Some people are not as lucky and they have trouble finding the right combination of drugs to bring their disease into remission, or they have complications. They are the ones who are on here. Or the ones like you who have just been diagnosed and are looking for information. There are some people like me, who have been there, done that, and want others to know that you CAN have a normal life after diagnosis, so we hang around to answer questions.
Basically ask all the questions you want, we aren't shy, we can't be simply because of the nature of our disease.
But also realize that while all the things you read about
might happen, most won't.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....