Hmmm I think I probably would've opted for surgery after a year of steroids, though it must've been a tough call that I wouldn't like to have had to make, that said, the thought of surgery scares me shitless!. I can't imagine taking cancer drugs was much more fun than the steroids, but at least it got you to the point where you got the drugs that were helping I guess, sounds like a long road travelled. i really do feel for you & your son, it's not a nice prospect even thinking that they may suffer the same problems, so fingers crossed that it isn't crohns, it may turn out to be nothing to worry about. i was concerned that the extra gasses I'm putting into my body (and releasing!) may trigger something off, but I guess there's nothing to worry about there? At the moment it feels like I'm getting over a bad crohns flare up, don't know if its ciggie withdrawals or what, but I feel so drained I'm struggling to do anything at all from day to day without feeling completely exhausted, I'm hoping it passes or I may be tempted to go back to the ciggies as I can't function like this for much longer. Yeah, stress has a lot to do with it (I find it stressful going for a colonoscopy and looking at the firemans hose reel and thinking shit, surely they're not going to use ALL that! ) I'm finding myself more stressed about silly things ATM, but I'm sure as my ciggie thoughts pass, so will that. heres to bowel pleasing vaping!!!