I managed to get a cold a few days before going to Chicago, but it hasn't been that bad. I'm still not quite over it, but I think I will be soon. I saw my GI, Dr. Yun, on Monday. It was pretty uneventful - just a normal assessment. I'm going to take Aciphex every other day now and see if that's enough to take care of the reflux. I'm still not on any Crohn's medications. I got my blood drawn afterwards, including for one last chimerism test, which was just part of the protocol for the 1 year followup. No expectation for it to have changed since last time.
I had a colonoscopy on Wednesday. Everything went very well for that. There were no signs of active Crohn's Disease, just leftover scarring and pseudopolyps. Dr. Yun took biopsies all throughout and those showed no signs of active Crohn's, as well.
I had an MR enterography (same process as last time) and then saw Dr. Burt on Friday. When I met with Dr. Burt, he had the results. Again, no signs of active Crohn's Disease. Regarding the blood work results, everything was fine. My sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein (inflammatory markers) were barely above normal. That is most likely due to my cold, though, given the rest of the tests showing no issues.
Dr. Burt was, of course, extremely happy with how I am doing. So pleased that he won't let me have another colonoscopy unless I start to have symptoms. The results regarding whether or not I'll need my immunizations again will take a while longer to come back, as will the chimerism test. I'll post another update about that when the time comes. After that, there isn't much else to be concerned with other than how long I stay Crohn's-free.