I thought he just had his 10 year anniversary, but I could be mistaken.
My mother had Short Bowel and had to take medium chain fatty acid. It wasn't the most wonderful thing in the world and she couldn't put weight on, but Crohn's wasn't the cause of her death. She had to take a tablespoon or so a day and it could be mixed into other food, or even used in baking. I've never been able to get all of her records to find out exactly how much of her bowels were removed, but it was a lot. She had her first resection in the mid sixties when they really didn't understand, or care, about
saving bowel for later. They just cut and cut away. I've had about
4' taken out myself and wonder how far I am away, but since I don't have trouble keeping weight on yet (
) I guess I don't have to worry too much.
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.....