I was diagnosed with Crohns-Disease in 1971 when I was 21, although I'd had digestive problems since childhood. By the time my doctor realised what was wrong I had an obstruction. I'm 5' 8", usually 10.7 stone and by the time I was diagnosed, weighed 5.7 stone. I had a resection late 1971 when the surgeon removed 18" of bowel. For the next 42 years things weren't too bad, (excepting endless diarrhoea and frequent stays in bed with pain). Still, managed to achieve quite a lot. In 2012 I was rushed into hospital in a lot of pain which after a week in hospital, on a drip, then on Modulen, was diagnosed as (probably), stricture/s. Later after barium follow-through and MRI scan, I was found to have two strictures 3 cms apart. Been putting off another resection for past two years, but finally had to concede defeat and will have the resection, (or ileostomy). on Monday. Remembering the troubles I had with the resection in 1971, (took a good two years to recover from), I am, actually, terrified. HELP!