I've been sick non stop for more than 10 years. I've had 1 resection and am looking at having another one if I start having bowel obstructions again.
Right now I'm pregnant so I'm actually feeling a little better finally. My CD is still flaring, but more mildly and I haven't had obstructions since the beginning of the 2nd trimester. Yay!
Anyway, what I find helps me more than meds or surgery or anything is a strong multi probiotic and taking digestive enzymes with every meal and a natural chem free/process free diet. My diet plays a big part in how I feel. I've nearly eliminated all sugar and processed foods and foods with chemicals. I mainly eat a very natural diet that is easy to digest: chicken/fish/ground beef, potatoes, veggies, fruit, rice, honey for sweetener, sea salt, olive oil, real butter. Nothing with chemicals or man-made crap. Even the snacks I buy are all natural and usually organic. Camomile tea helps alot too.
I've tried and tested so many remedies, meds, diets, etc and the one above is the best one for me. I've learned alot from the people here about diets that really help CD symptoms. Alot of people here eat according to the Maker's Diet or Specific Carbohydrate Diet. They are also very natural easy to digest diets.
This site is wonderful to learn about new research too, like stem cell research or intestinal worm therapy (which is really working well for ppl with CD!) so glad you joined us and I hope you get some relief soon!