A very dear friend of mine, recently felt pains in her arm/shoulder-She went to the doctor, and they said she had a sprained muscle. So they gave her a pain killer, and sent her home. Two day's later, she felt even worse-In fact, had her mother not came by to visit her and found her collapsed in her bathroom floor she would be dead right now. (The doctors said, give or take about two hours and she was done for) This was all about two months ago, and after multiple invasive surgerys and weeks in the hospital she has returned home(3 weeks home now.. but several emergency visits). The entire story isnt really something she has shared with alot of people, But today she let me know it was much more than just a intestinal tract infection gone horribly wrong-It is a life long, recurring condition. For those of you unaware, Crones disease occurs alot like an allergy-The body begins identifying the stomach/intestines as foreign tissue and rejects it-This can evantually cause massive organ failure. My question is simple-Whats the average life expectancy of someone with Crones disease? Google provides only a handful of very generic answers. I dont want to ask my friend myself, because-well shes been through enough. Basically I'm trying to get a feel for how serious this disease is.