I was 69 when I was diagnosed with Crohns. I had had some abdominal discomfort mostly right lower area for 3 years prior. I attributed it to gall bladder disease since an ultrasound at the time reported a solitary large stone. The winter of 2012 I had maybe 4 or so episodes of fairly significant pain that would last around 15-30 minutes. Again I thought of gall bladder and saw a surgeon about it. He wasn't impressed with the ultrasound and decided to follow it and defer surgery for the time being. In August of 2013 I arrose one morning with extreme unrelenting abdominal pain. I knew this was different as it was more severe and now centrally located in my abdomin. I had my wife drive me to the hospital as I suspected a bowel obstruction. It turned out to be just that which resulted in a right hemi-colectomy and a diagnosis of Crohns. 18 inches of my colon and part of the small intestine were removed. I was shocked with the diagnosis as it is not at all common to be diagnosed at such an advanced age. My GI encouraged me strongly to begin a therapy consisting of Humira or Entyvio. I declined that idea and went 5 years with no treatment, and no symtoms other than frequent diarrhea but no cramping or urgency. It was 2018 when my new internal medicine doctor said, "the first symtom you had of crohns was a bowel obstruction and surgery. The next symptom you have may be another surgery and you are now 73. It may kill you". So I began Humira. The treatment lasted about 6 months when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer which resulted in my GI stopping the Humira. Subsequently I restarted Humira about 8 months ago. After a sub theraputic level of Humira was discovered I was placed on weekly injections. I've always felt that the side effects of the drug were not worth the risk. I feel that doubling the dose will double the risk of side effects. I am now considering Entyvio which of course has it's own vial side effects. I don't know what to do at this point. Other factors are, I'm on lifetime Xarelto for A-fib and have had 2 MOHS surgeries for skin cancer as well as prostate cancer as yet not treated.