Hello to all of you. This is my first post, but I've been reading these boards for months and they have helped me with so much information, and with knowing I'm not the only one going through this crazy thing. So Thank You to all of you! I do have a question, just curious, I'm one of those people who can't stand not knowing things (a curse at times!). I have a stricture and unless the entocort works miracles this time (when it didn't last time), my doctor says I will need to have about 6 inches of my terminal ileum removed. I can't seem to find out how much recovery time this will require, and what to expect afterwards, such as Will I have to take vitamins, Will this affect digestion? Anything else? After reading what so many of you have to go through, I realize how blessed I am that my symptoms are rather mild in comparison, and I think of that before I start complaining (well, usually) so again, Thank You for being there.
diagnosed 11/06, solving the mystery of years of on/off abdominal pain. No more "it's just a virus". 33f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, Vicodin for pain.