That singer is too skinny. The world we live in is one where people are paid to judge other people’s looks and talents and the general public watches and judges along.
It happens to those of us who are living with chronic illness too.
You don’t look sick. It takes almost all my energy to not look sick.
You're so strong you’ll beat this. How do you know? I’m scared shitless that I won't.
You’re a ninja, a survivor! I’m barely holding on somedays and don’t feel like either of those.
You need to exercise. Every muscle and joint in my body hurts. Golds Gym is not an option.
Eat organic and gluten free. Sure if you buy it for me (expensive!) and cook something that tastes like food. Most days I’m too tired to cook anything at all.
Be positive! Attitude is everything. No. Great specialists and treatments is everything. When you say that I feel like you are dismissing how much I’m going through.
You’re an inspiration. I don’t have any idea what I’m doing. I’m just surviving the best I can.
Let’s stop labels and putting people in boxes. While I may feel like a rockin’ ninja one day, I may feel like a wounded puppy the next. That’s how my disease works.
And while my life and how I handle my disease inspires you, Rather than call me an ‘inspiration’, I’d rather be called your ‘friend’.