Spasman, I had numerous colonoscopies over a 7 year period and a biopsy that was sent off to a lab that determined I had left-sided Crohn's in my large intestine. It was also in my rectum, but never in my small intestine.
When I had my large intestine and rectum removed, the pain I had felt in those areas from the disease were completely gone. I also could tell that the disease was not sapping my energy anymore.
I have not been anemic, dehydrated, or fatigued since my surgery two years ago. I get up early, work all day, go to my exercise class for an hour after work, come home, make a nice dinner for my hubby, and stay up until 11:00 p.m. It's such a blessing to have my health and energy back after being sick for so many years. I wish that for everybody!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)