Welcome to the board, though I am sorry you have reason to be here. How are you feeling? My 28 year old daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's at age 17. She didn't have another flare until she was 20 and then had 3 in 18 months. After the last flare she did not bounce back after getting solumetrol and therefore, after talking to a few GI's and a surgeon, decided to have a resection. She had it in February, 2005 and has been in remission ever since. She is on Imuran as a maintenance drug. She does not seem to catch any more things than she did before being on Imuran. However, when at times when she was real sick with a virus, she has gone off the Imuran for a brief period of time. She is working a full time job and is leading an active life.
I hope your recovery is going well.