Right now, he is leaning towards "Crohn's Disease" based on mass of evidence, albiet a mild case. He gave me a prescription for Asacol. I also learned that I need to lay off ibuprofin. (I wish I known that three or four months ago!) He used the analogy of high blood pressure: you manage it, and it stays minor.
I'm on my first lifetime meds.
I'm getting old.
Now, I get to look forward to being old and cranky and not taking my meds.