I was diagnosed with mild Crohns myself over 30 years ago. I had two flares my first four years with the disease which were both controlled and over within 3 mos each time. I only used Prednisone & Pentasa each time to control my flares. Then I enjoyed a 20 year remission. In the past 7 years I have had two resections, but I am doing well. Crohns is not
a death sentence. For all my 30+ years with this disease I have had 3 children, married twice (still with #2) and have worked steadily since 1985. Yes, I have had to take a few leaves of absences but that was for my surgeries. Never because my disease was out of control. So I am one Crohnie who has stayed with mild Crohns. I do watch my diet closely and take my Asacol daily, but my life is for the most part pretty good.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.