By Sarah Keitt, as told to Hallie Levine

I’ve lived with inflammatory bowel disease since 1990, when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Thankfully, my symptoms resolved with surgery, but about 6 years ago I began to experience a recurrence of frequent abdominal pain and diarrhea. I suffered for years, until this past December, when I was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s.

While I’ve started to get my life back, it hasn’t been easy, especially when it comes to my relationships.

Coping With Isolation

My Crohn’s symptoms started right around the time my kids were about to enter middle school. I had spent years being…


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