I would like to talk with others who were diagnosed after age 50. I have been very healthy for most of my life and this has really been hard to wrap my head around. I thought I had IBS for the last few years as my stress level was accelerated due to being the caregiver for my mother who had dementia. The diarrhea worsened in June of 2013 and a colonoscopy showed that I had a narrowing in my terminal ileum. Further testing CT Enterography showed narrowing and active inflammation in the terminal ileum. I have so much anxiety of this diagnosis and wonder if my life will ever be the same. This disease is so unpredictable and variable and I have to admit I am a bit of a control freak. Not to mention that for most of my life I have not been on any medication.