This is a hard question because I don’t think you can. It is unfair to put it in a box, because we don’t all fit in that box together as Crohnies. Mine is going to be different from the next person. For me I am lucky to say that Crohn’s only controls a few parts of my life, some hours of some days, some people it controls their whole life. I cant really describe it in one word or sentence.
I definitely researched a lot but I consulted with mom too. Made sure I had support system, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’re so scared but you need to reach out, even find support groups. Ask questions even if you think they are dumb. The more you understand the more leaning how others are affected, it all helps. Being educated on all aspects. Don’t read just what wiki says look past that too.