I was wondering how others deal with the subject of telling people what's wrong with them. It's so embarrassing! I'm not sure why it's so hard for me, but even telling close family specifically what I'm dealing with (perianal fistula/abscess) has been difficult for me. I don't want to gross them out, but if I don't tell them, they misunderstand or don't realize how challenging things are. Most of the time they don't know what that means anyway. I tell people I have Crohn's, but then I've had them ask "What does that mean? What are your symptoms?" I don't want to seem like I'm keeping it secret, or that I'm too private to talk about health issues with them, because that's not really it...it's more just icky and embarrassing when it's in your rectal area...at least to me. I'm really interested to hear how other people handle this. Thank you.