Thank you everyone for your replies--I have only had Crohn's for half my life (I'm now 72) and it was always a mild case until they found cancer in a patch of inflammation when I had a colonoscopy and after the bowel resection, of course, it got ugly along with fissures, cramps, etc. But I really feel like a wuss sometimes when I hear other people's stories--like all of yours! Nonetheless, it's a horrible disease and I hope and pray that you all find some relief like I did! Let me know!! A better and happier New Year to all of you!