Driving home I heard this story by Jack Rodolico on NPR’s Here and Now, and listened in a daze as my own hidden experiences were broadcast over the radio. Like Christina in this story, I too have to inject myself with Humira. I too woke up one day in completely intractable pain that I was embarrassed to discuss. I too was initially misdiagnosed as having ulcerative colitis. I too developed ulcers not just in my large intestine, but in my small intestine as well. Fortunately, my misdiagnosis didn’t lead to an ineffective surgical operation as hers did–I still have my colon. But this is what having Crohn’s disease is like. This is what it does to your life. Listen.