Michelle, your words are so encouraging. I have tried to picture what my life will be like when I get a "clean bill of health." I have the feeling I will be very conservative. I think I am almost phobic right now about veering of my diet, because the reaction is immediate. And so, even if I am declared to be well, it wil be difficult for me to be adventurous.
From what I have been reading online, I take my doctor's 3 month estimate with a grain of skepticism. I will be taking things one day at a time.