I'm like everyone else, i took my disease for granted by not taking my meds everyday and then completly giving up on the meds. Then it happened! Sept 08 I was rushed to ER for an obstruction and put on Pred. I had a colonoscopy and a test (I can't remeber the name) where you drink the Barium and they take X-rays. Anyhow those tests told my doctor that surgery was the next option. I had surgery in Feb. 09 and the surgeon was amazed at how I was getting any food to pass through the stictured area. I now take all my meds and for the most part feel really good. I do worry that the Crohns is still doing damage even though I'm taking my meds. My worst fear is this monster coming back. I am going to have a colonscopy sometime in December and I pray that there is no disease in my intestines. If there is I'm no longer afraid to proceed with the big gun meds like Remicade or Humira.
My only advise is to take maint. meds and if your doctor says no! I would demand the meds or seek out another doctor.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009
Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D
, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran, Monthly B-12 injections.
Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.