Earlier this year I received a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, which completely transformed my life. I had been living with this disease undiagnosed for many years, and it eventually led to a flare-up that hospitalised me and temporarily robbed me of the ability to move. Joint pain has been my predominant symptom of Crohn’s disease, but with the help of Steroids, Methotrexate, and soon, Stelara biologic, I remain positive and determined to manage my condition. As someone who values physical activity, I used to practice martial arts and even earned a black belt in Taekwondo. Now, I focus on low-impact sports such as Reformer Pilates and long walks to stay healthy. As an avid cook and recipe creator, maintaining a healthy diet has also become a passion and priority for me.