Hi, I'm a 39 year old dancer with Crohn's in the Sigmoid Colon (so far let's hope it's goes nowhere else). I first developed 2 deep anal abscesses in 06', after drainage surgery I then had 3 complicated fistulas operated on so had 3 ops on my rectum over 5 months. In 11' I experienced viral like symptoms & Uveitis & that whole year just didn't feel quite up to my usual fitness. Then in June 12' I had a 4th radical op on my rectum where the original abscess cavity had refilled & 10 weeks after the op I had a full on Crohn's flare with nausea, night sweats, arthritis so bad I couldn't walk & racing to the loo 15-20 times per day. It took all of this time & crap for me to finally be admitted into hospital & be diagnosed with Crohn's in the Sigmoid colon. I was put straight onto Infliximab / Remicade & was told I was one step away from a bag, no other meds & I have to say it has worked wonders & put me in remission. I'll never be quite what I was before but I cannot complain. However, I'm a bit of a naturalist & I hate the thought of being on meds, but the risks of not being on it are also bad, but I'm wondering if anyone out there has actually made the decision themselves to have a bag instead of meds? It sounds crazy but there was talk of a bag giving my colon a break etc & being a possible solution. I guess the other problem is it could spread to somewhere else leaving the bag a big thing to go through for nothing. Am I crazy to even consider this?