I never realized how incredibly hard it is. When you try talking about your chronic illness/other illness, to not feel like you are trying to get pity. At no time have I ever tried to get pity. But I hate talking about all of the things that this illness has deprived me of/taken away from me. It makes me feel pitiful, even though it shouldn’t. I just feel like a burden when I talk. But people also need to know the life this thing can suck out of you.
One of the most obnoxious things you can say to someone with a chronic and/or severe illness of any kind is “go exercise.” Like hell naw. It’s not that simple. If it was, don’t you think I would have tried this alleged antidote to all of my problems and gotten hooked to its “magical powers” by now?