First, CONGRATS on your graduation!!!
And no, I don't think it would be weird to send an announcement to your GI doc if you like him/her and want to share your momentous occasion!!!
your heartburn, I can only speak for myself. I have had heartburn on and off since I was 7 years old. (Back then they really did some weird things for it, too!) about
15+- years ago I discovered digestive enzymes and they make *all the difference* for me. I take Ultra-Zyme by Nature's Plus, but there are others on the market. (I'm not as impressed with Q-Zyme by Garden of Life) The nice thing is you can take several after each meal if necessary. I usually do fine with 2, but have taken more on occasion.
Of course, I realize there could be something going on with your CD, so as teddybearweiser said, I would let your doc know about
it. In the mean time, I can't think taking this would hurt in any way, and it just might help! Our GI knows that my son takes them and is fine with it.