I had several resections to remove CD prior to removal of my rectum and the rest of what was left of my colon in an attempt to NOT have a perm ileostomy. All of my resections failed. However, once the colon and rectum were removed, I have been disease free since surgery in 1984. Basically, I have no other option but the ileostomy. And it has treated me well. Being disease free is a gift.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery