Yes he tried to do the flap surgery. I am going to talk to the doctor about remicade, as that is what he suggests due to the prior history of my 3 siblings. All 3 have tried Imuran, and all 3 have had pancreatis due to its use. The blood tests dont prevent the effects from occuring, they just try to minimalize the damage if they do occur, and although my brother almost died, they caught it in time. Either way, this is about that darn fistula, just to be clear, a fistula is when the cavity connects through to the intestine correct? Cause thats what I have and its draining, they tried to let it heal from the inside out, and I was on flagyl and that did not help. The ooze stopped for about a week after surgery, but then returned after. I am currently on Pentasa, and have been lately experiencing boughts of insomnia, which I havent had in the past. I wonder if it has anything to do with the hole left from the fistula. Hopefully Ill be able to talk to a new GI here in the next few weeks. Oh and I also have throat tightening, close to when I go to bed, which prevents me from sleeping too. I wonder if this has to do what ive been reading about acid reflex, ill be sure to mention that to the doc when I see him. Thanks for all your input!