Hi, I share in your hope. My mom and grandmother always told me that Crohn's symptoms (disease) can just "go away", and as naive as that sounds, I keep that in the back of my mind, always. Otherwise, I would just wither away from fear and dispair. I had a resection about
2 years ago, and that area is ulcerated again. I do have discomfort in the area as well... I know it can be due to scar tissue in some cases. But, I believe it will improve over the next few years.
Believe it or not, my colo-rectal surgeon told me I should be "good for another 5-7 years". Gee, thanks for the optimism!! lol As far as the meds are concerned, I have tried it med-free and felt great for a couple of years, and then found out after I gave birth to my daughter that I had an abscess and fistulas that the docs said were probably brewing for a few years. I now make sure I keep a good diet and try to take care of myself, but I will always be on medication. I am not willing to take that risk again, until I know for sure this disease is in remission. Keep your head up!
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Imuran, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007