I've been on 6mp for over a decade. As you can see from my signature, I had 3 resections in a very short time, then I started the 6mp and various other things. Some worked, some didn't. But the upshot is that the 6mp overall has kept me away from the surgeon. As far as short bowel syndrome, I have had about 4 feet taken out and I don't have short bowel syndrome yet. So at 14" you have a ways to go. That's not to say that it isn't something that you shouldn't worry about, but you aren't there yet. My Mother did have short bowel syndrome but she had a lot more taken out. Her first resection was in 1965, long before the doctors realized that they needed to preserve as much bowel as possible. They just cut and cut and cut. So by the time she had her third resection in 1996, she really didn't have much left to give. Doctors are much more aware now and try to preserve as much as possible.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....