Well, good luck! I hope that your infection (pleurisy, right?) was a fluke and wasn't related to the remicade! Who knows, maybe it was related to you having been in the hospital. At any rate, I have my fingers crossed that it doesn't happen again and you can stay in remission for a long time!
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).