Do the math. Twenty years of being symptom free and clear colonoscopies after multiple bowel resections over twenty years of mostly unrelenting misery is hardly commonplace as you would suggest.
And I'm saying that there are many people on this forum who've been in 10 or 20-year remissions. I didn't say it was super-common, but it's far from unheard of. To be honest, people with Crohn's must have fairly long remissions on average, if you think about
it. If they didn't, they'd be having surgery every couple of years and ending up with short gut syndrome. That does happen to a few unfortunate souls, but not the majority.
Another thing is that Crohn's tends to be a slow-burning disease - not always, but often. Just 'cos Crohn's appears doesn't necessarily mean you start stricturing straight away. It was 9-10 years before I developed my first stricture, even though - as far as I know - I had Crohn's in the terminal ileum the entire time.
I am simply stating my own experience which I discovered is not uncommon apparently.
Er, it is uncommon. Only the topic creator stated that coconut macaroons worked for them, specifically, as opposed to saying that they "heard it works" from vague and unspecified sources. And the topic creator had to keep on eating the macaroons every day for the effect to continue.