Hello Shimmer and Welcome to Healing Well. I am Kitt.
Talking about Crohn’s disease can be difficult, especially when you are explaining your condition to people who may not fully understand what you are going through.
I agree that you should tell your family. Perhaps you would like to check out our Resource Center:
Another thing I would suggest is to ask your physician for an educational pamphlet on Crohn's. You could perhaps pick up a few and give your family members a pamphlet that usually answers questions in layman's terms.
My hubby has had Crohn's for 32 years and has had 3 major surgeries, in between he has done very well. Each person is different but we will pray that your new Dx will be well controlled.
Again a warm welcome and keep posting.
Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season,