Thanks for the input, ladies!
Cecilia - I am a case similar to yours in that my small intestine has never had Crohn's--I am so glad you have had such great results since your surgery!! I hope I follow the same path.
Jenjen--wow, only 10%... Did you have Crohn's in your small intestine? My surgeon said, like Cecilia mentioned, if your Crohn's is only in the colon/rectum area, you have a lot higher % chance of not having Crohn's in the future after ileostomy...
Praying...I hope everything is going well for you! Is your doctor going to give your perianal disease more time to heal?
Thanks for the reply and advice :)--I know you are right that I should just be thankful that I am feeling great now and not worry about the future...your story of being Crohn's-free for so long makes me feel good/hopeful!
I think I am going to have to get B12 shots in the future...not quite sure how that works, but my surgeon said I would not have to get them until about a year after my surgery as it takes awhile to depete the body's store...
Anyway, glad to see you posting and hope all is going well, Peggy...I read your other post about your blockage and I can relate (had one right after my ileo surgery...). Please DON't be sorry for venting at all---you are always so positive, and venting to people who know where you are coming from can make you feel better! :) Hope the pain has gone down some and you are feeling better soon!!