I have learned that there are some things you don’t get better from. Some things don’t have solutions, don’t have quick fixes. Chronic illness, becoming disabled, living with something like fibromyalgia, has taught me this. But when I tell people I am “sick,” they expect me to get better. It depresses the hell out of them when I burst that bubble and explain, I’m in it for life.
I haven’t quite figured out how to explain this to people without bringing them down, without making them cry. Lucky for me, people who have been at this a little longer have. So, what’s it like being sick all the time? Read “The Spoon Theory” and find out.