In addition to a physical disability, I have a chronic illness called Crohns Disease. Crohns is a bowel disorder that affects my small intestine and I’ve had surgery for it in the past. There are very unpleasant symptoms, as one would expect from any disease that targets bowels, and they can interfere with my daily life quite a bit. My disease has become so severe that I’m on a disability program because of it. One big hurdle that it often throws at me is hospitalization, and I’m facing that right now.