It would seem that the most reasonable step would be to first go back on your medication. Surgery should ALWAYS be the last option. Keep what you have for as long as you can and remember that surgery is not a lifetime solution.
Farmacist has it right Curly go back on your MEDS why did you stop them was it they choice of the doctors or your choice stopping MEDs is never a good idea set you back if it is a stricture there are other things they can try before surgery like putting in a stint to
open up the close part of the bowel which is no big deal they perform them when doing a regular scope its like a small tube plumbing pipe i call it i had 2 put in and it prolonged my surgery for almost 2 years,if you do require surgery they can do it
open belly or by lap you heal differently from both if you have belly surgery than your looking at 2 to 4 weeks till your on your feet with no lifting or pulling on any thing heavy after wards,i think your wondering how long is it going to take before you feel normal again without pain well the pain you had before the surgery is different from the pain of surgery all together how ever they will give you pain meds in hospital to keep you as pain free as they can you will likely be given a pain pump i'm not sure if you had 1 before but what they are is this there is an IV were ever they put it and you will be given a little button you can press when you need something for pain but it is controlled so you don't over dose and if you don't press the button and its not on lock out you will get a dose maybe every hour a small one and the machine will beep to let you know that you just got your dose and say lock out on it,hopefully it don't lead to that you want to hold of surgery for as long as possiable cause once they start cutting in there you get scare tissue than your back in the OR getting that removed cause it can strangle the bowel of you don't want that. Start taking your MEDS again un-less the doctor told you to stop. Jenn
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.