That does sound like an incredibly overwhelming situation to be in, I have to say. Can you cut out some of those doctors' visits for a start? I know how things mount up but 2 visits a week on average sounds like an awful lot. Follow-ups are relatively few and far between for me, but I still sometimes resent the number of times I go to the doctor's or the hospital! (Ridiculous I suppose, but I can't help comparing to when I was in my 20s and went years at a time without seeing a doctor.)
Is your current insurance college insurance? I suppose you could always become an eternal student :/ At any rate, it does no harm to ask for another extension. It would be a shame not to be able to finish your thesis, having put so much time into it already.
I just hope you will be able to sort out insurance for the future. Are you stuck with the plan you've bought or can you continue to search for something more affordable? As for Remicade, I'd get in touch with the manufacturers - ask them what you can do in the event of losing your insurance or not being able to afford it. I think they have a scheme to provide Remicade at a low cost to those who cannot afford it, but it's better to find out now while you're still covered.
Get the hernia surgery while you can! Even if recovery is a bind.
Best of luck to you; I hope things calm down.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)