diagnosed about 20 years ago. just recently had my second resection at the TI. total length of small bowel lost from both surgeries is about 24 inches plus total of 8 of large. No signs of SBS as the surgeons said and confirmed by NCOT above, they are vey aware of this in today's surgeries and how to be careful. As Beave stated many with mild disease never have surgery. Unfortunately, I have a severe case and it is hard to control. But even with the surgeries, I have gone back to work, travel for work, try to enjoy my family. the surgeries have helped me
hope this helps that having surgery is not the end of the world.
surgeries: resection at terminal ilium, open heart surgery, infected lymphocele surgically removed, crainotomy to remove benign tumor; adominal hernia,
conditions: A-fib, High blood pressure, gout, crohn's, edema, cellulitis, other heart issues,, osteopenia
Entyvio, eliquis, verapamil , quinipril, labetalol, clorithidone, atorvastatin, alluporinol, vitamins