oo:Hi I've just joined... I've had crohns for 12 years. I had a bowel resection in 2002 as I had a stricture in my small bowel. They removed part of my small bowel and the ileum. Was pain free for about 18 months after op. But have had to use the loo 10 plus xs daily ever since. Have been up and down with symptoms for years ie. Bloating, passing blood and mucus tender right hand pain tiredness!! Have been on and off steroids and was put on azathioprine couple of months ago and thought I was feeling really well! Ended up with bowel blockage and spent 4 days in hospital. I have inflammation at the site of the resection and a stricture starting again! On steroids at mo...... I HATE THEM!!!! Seeing doc in couple of weeks and he is talking about starting me on :sign0085:Infliximab an anti tnf agent?? Has anyone had any success on this?? I'm scared stiff!!!