I think what might be going on with you is you have had alot to deal with this past year healthwise. You just had knee surgery, you had a resection in November, so its no wonder you are feeling anxious about your health.
I think it might be a good idea if you could get in and see a therapist who deals with chronic health issues. I think things are just giving you the feeling that things are piling up on you. And its no wonder since you have been thru so much recently.
I have had Crohns for over 30 years and just about 2 years ago I developed anxiety related to the Crohns. But thru therapy and the occasional use of Xanax I am better able to control it now. I can relate to how you feel because over the past 7 years or so I have had multiple surgeries myself. It does get to you after awhile.
Do please call and see if you can get a referral to a therapist, I really think it will help.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*