I am new here and so glad I found this site. So much great information.
I was diagnosed with Crohns about 12 years ago in my mature years!! It has been interesting dealing with it. Luckily I would say it is mostly a mild case. I have regular constipation with some D. But mostly my problems are the strictures I have causing me to throw up often and I am always fighting anemia.
I have fought off any surgeries so far, even tho' my Dr would love me to go in that direction. But as long as I can live a fulfilled life, I would rather not have any surgery. I do worry about having to have emergency surgery and not getting to have the Dr I want.
I am retired and have worked just a few hours a week for 5 years. One of my closest friends is my boss and I can work the hours and days I want.
I also camp with my horses and trail ride often.
Hubby and I have been married over 50 years.