Well just a little update since almost passing away on December 23rd. I made it out of the hospital in 15 days which is apparently pretty good according to my doctor and witout a bag. I had to have the lower half of my small and a foot of my large intestine removed due to dead bowel and a blood infection. I have been feeling pretty good but i am unsure of my future. My doctor and the surgeons say I should be dead but since i am young (36) and fought hard thats why everything is progressing faster than usual. I have not had this good of an appetite for over a year, i can eat everything in sight. I have routine blood tests and things are not 100% but close to it. When i went into the hospital my albumin was 7, yes 7 and now I am 25 and climbing. I would love to hear from anyone who has had similar surgery or surgery in general for advice. I am taking lots of suppliments which include ensure ans isolated whey protein. I have been told by the doctors that there are no food restrictions just watch what you eat. I saw a nutritionist and did get some help but was told every crohns sufferer reacts differently to foods and must deal with it accordingly. Well here i am, doing what i can to make my and my familys life better and considering where i was a month ago taking everyday as a new day. Thanks to everyone in advance for advice or support.