You are a brave, very mature-thinking person with a wonderful outlook. Kudos to you! And best of luck on the 4th.
I've been in your shoes, many years ago. I was diagnosed in the late 70's, had a temp. ileostomy (didn't even know what it was until after I had it!), had it reversed, had many resections after that as well, and ended up with it permanently in 1984. I have been disease free since 84.
There are others on this forum who have had reversals more recently than mine, so I will defer to there advice.
BUT, I do want to say that now that you know what CD "feels" like, you will never be blind to those symptoms should they poke their nasty head up again!!! You have gained a lot of knowledge and maturity and depth of personality.
p.s. Thank you for posting to the HW.com forum and welcome!!! Good to have you.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery