Hi Aimee, sorry to hear you´re unwell...
I had a resection of terminal illeum in July 2007 due to thick scar tissue. I wanted to get pregnant and docs were worried I could have an obstruction during pregnancy so I agreed to have the op.
It went fine, they took cca 40cm of my illeum and ws recovering well, unfortunately had to be revised two days later due to my illeum twisting so that the stuff couldt get through.
Have been fine since (but I was in remission before the surgery, really), had a baby, am still partially breastfeeding her and only sometimes feel a little tired or a slight pain, but am in remission. Takink only Pentasa (before surgery was on Entocort, Pentasa, Immuran).
Recovering after the surgery took almost two months, I felt more tired than after my first surgery (appendectomy when I was 32 weeks pregnant with my son when I was diagnosed with Crohns in the end), but my husband had been a great support and looked after our son while I was getting better.
Financially-cannot really give any feedback on that, my husband lost his earnings while he looked after our little one, but I live in the Czech Republic (EU) and everybody has health insurance here...
I wish good luck and quick and easy recovery and loooong remission
Diagnosed with Crohn´s in 2005, 3 surgeries, . Pentasa 2x2, Budenoflak 1x2, 30 yrs old mother of two. Boy 05/2005 and girl 03/2009