I had my last surgery in 1995. Been perfectly healthy until 2 years ago and out of nowhere my crohn's came back. Its been a very rough 2 years. after beeing hospitalized 3 times in the last year from severe dehydration, anemia, and malnutrition my docs decided it was time for surgery......again. After a regimine of tests and scopes and x-rays and blah, blah, blah my surgeon called yesterday and said all of my disease is located in the first 4 inches from my ostomy. Past that I look like new. So even though I am scheduled for surgery early next month, its not as extensive as I had feared and my surgeon seems pleased as well. Wish me luck. I cant wait to feel human again and finally gain some weight back. I went from an athletic 165ilbs 2 years ago to 125 right now. Besides the illness itself, the weight has been the hardest for me to deal with. I don't want to be a skinny, frail, little man.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 10 months ago. Was on Remicade but just recently switched to Methotrexate, low dose prednisone, and iron. Feeling wonderful.
God Bless. Tony