I had to have a second resection only 3 years after my first because I was told I no longer needed maintainence meds. So first and foremost, be sure you take maintainence meds at all times after your surgery. I will tell you that I am in remission again, but it took me a little while to adjust to the difference the surgery caused. I have to watch my diet a lot closer now, but am doing well other than my joint problems. Actually those are more of a problem for me than the Crohns now. But I am hopeful that I will maintain this remission for a while. I also live on a low residue diet all the time now, and that works well for me. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!