Hi all, Im 23 years old and was diagnoised with Crohns at the age of 17 after first suffering with a stomach ulcer and then a month after getting told I have 'patchy crohns'small/large intestine and in my anal passage (which byt the way when you have a flare up there is very uncomfortable to say the least!). I consider myself quite lucky when it comes to what i have been through with my crohns considering - had numerous amount of colonascopies, been put on predisolone to start and then was moved onto azathioprine which was working well for about 3 years until recently it seems to have stopped working...I've had a abcess the size of a small football in my left bottom cheek due to the crohns in my annul passage which was probably the worst thing I have ever gone through since having the disease - the only way i could describe it was like generally having a small football stuck in your bottom and then having a flare up as well.Not pleasant. But saying that i am very lucky because i have an amazing doctor who i know if and when ive ever needed him he's been there and done everything possible to help me through it and get me sorted asap. As im sure you will all agree its good to have someone (whether it be your doctor) you can talk to who knows what your going through so you dont feel like your going through it on your own. As i have gotten older my body has slowly started to reject more certain foods but in general i feel i have been quite lucky as i love my food even though it dosent always seem to love me! Alchol is 9/10 quite good with me too as i tend to know whether or not my body will let me have a drink or not.Thats i think all with me so far - all i can say is take care of yourselves and its been lovely reading your stories so when i have a bad day it reminds me that im not alone.