i’ve been an avid reader of #ThoughtCatalog for years.. usually when you come across articles about chronic illness, specifically IBD, there are false statements that can really make people angry, as not everything is humorous, not everything is correct & not everything is felt by readers, nor understood by people that dont have the genetics of those living with IBD, RA, Lupus, or any other kind of autoimmune disease or chronic illness.
but this, this deserves to be shared. and heard. and reflected on. kudos to this writer & props for getting things right from many angles.
They’re tough, because they’re used to being scared and uncomfortable and in pain. But that can be tricky. They’ve learned how to fend for themselves, so sometimes, it might take them a little while to learn how to let you take care of them too.
They’re fighters, they’re survivors, because this disease doesn’t have a cure. There’s no specific path that works for everyone. There’s no single answer. So they’ve learned how to figure this thing out for themselves – how to find the perfect balance in their treatment that allows them to live a life as close to normal as possible.
There were probably time periods in their life which they were very okay. Sometimes periods of wellness that even lasted for years. But there’s also been times where their health has been taken away from them. They’ve learned to fight for it. They’ve learned to fight for…
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