This article has been floating around for a couple years. I read it last year and it really hit home for me. It popped up in my “past shares” on a Facebook app today and I wanted to share it again on here. If you’re living with a chronic illness and haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do!
“One of the hardest things about being chronically ill is that most people find what you’re going through incomprehensible—if they believe you are going through it. In your loneliness, your preoccupation with an enduring new reality, you want to be understood in a way that you can’t be. ‘Pain is always new to the sufferer, but loses its originality for those around him’…”