I'm sorry you're not achieving remission with medication. I had Crohn's in my colon and rectum for 7 years, and the medicines weren't working for me either, so I had surgery two years ago. Since I had disease in the rectum, I was not able to have my small intestine connected to it. My surgery was open, and I have a permanent ileostomy.
I am 50+ I had my colectomy 6-2010 and reconstruction 9-2010 after being diagnosed in the fall of 2009. You mentioned you were sexually active with no problems there. I have been sexually in active for more than 10 years. With the prospect of a new relationship on the horizon, are you troubled by gas when you are intimate, as this something that comes up rather quickly with me? Any contributions would be appreciated.