It may seem trivial for them to openly talk about their personal and even their sexual life like that. Writing about your life like this is kind of like telling it to 20 000 people at the same time. It’s embarrassing and it’s not at the same time, because they are proud, and they are convinced that undergoing surgery was the solution to their problems.
While he was explaining the situation, the little hamster in my head started spinning its wheels. “Crohn? Who’s that? What does he do?” Like any stupid human, I acted like I knew what it was. “Oh, okay! Yeah, it must be tough… I understand”. That night, I spent an hour on Google, trying to understand what the disease is, and what it involves.