If the doctors are telling you to have the surgery, seriously consider it. My doctor told me for two years to get the surgery done, but I put it off because I didn't want to be in the hospital long away from my 2 year old.
I had an emergency bowel resection on Aug. 27th. It was done lapriscopically (sp?), and I was in the hospital for 7 days. While the recovery was tough, today I feel better than I have felt in years. I feel like I finally have my life back. I have more energy, and now my daughter gets the attention she deserves.
I'm praying that I continue to feel this way, and am praying that you feel better soon. :)
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease 11 years ago, also suffer from fistulas due to Crohn's.
Been on Prednisone, Asocol, Pentasa, 6MP, Entocort, Cipro, Lialda, Remicade, Cimzia.
Most success on Remicade.
1st Bowel Resection on August 27th 2009. Had a foot of my right colon removed. Feeling so much better! Currently on Cimzia and Asocol to remain in good health.