Now hold on there Bobalouie..........you're throwing a lot of stuff out there all at once. What do you mean you have no valves in your stomach? Are you saying both your Esophageal sphincter and Pyloric sphincter have been removed??? Or are you thinking the Pyloric isn't working properly? Normally when Crohn's involves the Pyloric (which is pretty darn rare) it causes swelling and constriction, resulting in blockage, not the opposite like you're saying. But not having a Pyloric would result is 'dumping syndrome', which combined with an ostomy of any type wouldn't be a good thing. There's that. Black stools are usually indicitive of blood in your stool.........which can come from ulcers, but those are usually accompanied by lots of pain, nausea, vomiting.....etc. Also consider that anytime your bowels are inflammed.....for whatever reason........food passes quickly thru without being absorbed. So not sure what you have going on there, but it doesn't sound trivial. Enlarged spleen could be a couple things.....and the gallbladder is typically contracted when releasing bile........which could also be why you think you're not digesting properly. Sounds like you've got a lot going on, and they are most likely interrelated. So your best bet is to find a good Doc who can look at all those pieces of the puzzle and figure out what's going on. I'm not sure how the medical system works on your side of the pond........do you have access to a good Gastro? I'd be expedient about meeting with him/her.........even if it's just a tele-visit initially.......so they can start to get this sorted. If you don't have access to anyone let me know and I'll do some more digging and make some calls to some medical friends.