I just wanted to wish my best to everyone here, and send all my prayers and thoughts along. This is a truly awful disease. I had surgery to remove a really bad section of small bowel a couple of months ago and that got rid of the awful flare I was in. I'm doing better and am on Humira now and can only hope for the best for the future. I feel for everyone here.
They didn't initially think surgery was an option for me, but then push came to shove, I developed a fistula to my bladder and a really bad stricture, and I had no choice but to have it. It's only been seven weeks, but my recommendation to anyone who has a chance to get the surgery is to get it. I was really screwed up until then and I'm honestly ready to cry seeing all the people on here fighting the same stupid seemingly endless battles over and over. I feel like I have a second chance at life right now, but knowing this condition, I just don't know for how long.
It's not like this is the only disease or suffering out there, but man, it's horrible. I just found out there's a woman at work who I was friendly with years ago who has been out for months and months and it turns out it's Crohn's, and it's really rocked me. My prayers and best wishes to all of you for your beginning healing, continued healing and most of all, a chance to enjoy and appreciate life.
Humira, Prilosec, probiotics......
DX May 2004
34 YO M