Surgery is an option to living with stricture limitations. The surgery process is hard but it ends, while a stricture...
I removed mine almost two years ago, and hope por another half a dozen years without other one.
Had my fisrt surgery when I was about your age, to remove a stritcture. It was an emergency one. I don't recommend it. :P
Male, 35 (lovely family of wife and two daughters)
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage (popcorn!!) - 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 75mg Imuran + Iron (doc said i'm in remission, but I'm not sure at all)