Yes, when I have flare-ups or problems I sometimes become quieter or more impatient with my family. I just had a major surgery on May 18 where they primarily widened a couple of strictures and mainly removed lots of scar tissue from previous surgeries. I was in the hospital for 3 weeks before they decided they were going to do surgery. I initially went in for a partial obstruction and that cleared but still had major pain. I was hospitalized last year 3 times with obstructions and each time they said there was no active Crohns showing, so I asked my doctor what was causing the obstructions and he said they could be mechanical, i.e scar tissue and such from previous surgeries. While I didn't want surgery initally when I first went into the hospital, I remember being relieved when they decided to do it.
It really depends on what is causing the scar tissue, i.e active Crohn's or not .. They treated me with 300 mg of Prednisone because they thought they saw inflammation and then they said there wasn't
t anything there and stopped it. The most frustrating part is they kept saying the continual pain I had wasnt from Crohns and they didnt know what was causing it. I told them I had stronger pain 2 hrs after eating liquid diet or full liquid and that was after being on around the clock pain medicine ...
42 yrs, diagnosed Crohn's 1988, 2 bowel resections, 1 strictureplasty, 1 botched exploratory surgery, 1 emergency surgery for ruptured ulcer, Remicade every 8 wks, Immuran 100 mg, Protonix