Good to see some Aussies here! May I ask which state/city you are in?
Do you know of any non-web support networks for Crohn's.. I considered joining something like this to try and share experiences, but to be honest I'm not sure I would go through with it.
- 36yo male. DX in 1990 at 16yo. First re-section in 1990, lost most of small bowel - Anastimosis leaked after surgery, resulting in 2nd surgery which ended with illeostomy for 3 months.
- Managed well on Mesasal for 20 years. Only CD symptoms are abdo pain from bad eating and flare-ups once every couple/few months.
- Second hospitalisation Feb 2010, due to bowel performation. Had another re-section, and abdo lavage. Some minor complications including leaking which required (now) two drains, antibiotics and extended hospitalisation.