• Welcome to Crohn's Forum, a support group for people with all forms of IBD. While this community is not a substitute for doctor's advice and we cannot treat or diagnose, we find being able to communicate with others who have IBD is invaluable as we navigate our struggles and celebrate our successes. We invite you to join us.


I'm a software engineer by trade, married, three adult children & four grandkids.

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2012: Colonoscopy passed 2 diverticulae at sigmoid, lesions at ileum. Crohn's confirmed. 125mg Azathioprine; Pentasa later dropped
Aug 2013: Ileal resection less 37cm small bowel & 13cm RH colon: anastomosis good. 4 mths flare-free on baby food
2014: Full sigmoid blockage April on. Megacolon; starvation. Aug., emergency sigmoidectomy; colostomy
2015: Eating well, back to normal weight; CRP <10. Still on 125mg Aza, would like to get off. Taking turmeric, UMF 15+ Manuka honey, cranberry tabs