I do worry about the CTs.... I'm not even sure how many I've had, and I try to object on some, but the last ones have all been or seemed like emergencies. The doctor told me an abdominal CT gives you about the same amount of radiation as you'd get in a year or ordinary background radiation ..... hard to evaluate that for risk, though..... I've had tons and tons of mammograms too.
On the other hand, I mostly only worry when I'm about to have or not have another one.... otherwise, what's the point?
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Official dx Crohn's colitis. Crazy complications -- cutaneous Crohn's, Erythema Nodosum, marginal keratitis, high fevers. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery