Posted 11/15/2011 2:58 PM (GMT -7)
Margie63, I would talk to her GI again as with CD it can come back even after surgery to remove the affected area it can occur somewhere else. This is why it is important to keep up with maintainence meds, the azathioprine may not have helped get her active disease under control but it may well keep it from reoccuring in the future. I have had numerous surgeries and have had an ileo for 20 years and had all colon, anus, rectum removed and lots of small bowel and azathioprine has been my saving grace. It is the only thing to keep the CD in remission and so happily keep taking it for that reason.