I too was diagnosed in your age. Now I'm 35, but I'm a "Dan" too, from Daniel.
As for the future... go for it! I had two surgeries and will likely have more, and I'm on Remi, so.. not a "mild" case.
But it had not stopped me to graduate in Computer Science, MBA, work in a global company (4 years), help in the church (helping people helps me!), and ever get a awesome public job (IT auditing). Happy marriage (12 years) and two lovely daughters. Just got an intenational certification in Information Security Auditing... and I keep telling my boss that I need to avoid stress
Life is out there! Grab it! Gogogogogo. And sometimes, take a time to heal, rest, relax and see your doc.
Brazilian sick fellow...
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa and Imuran
Blockage - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 mg Imuran + Iron