can you just remind me when i get down that the people who say mean things or dont understand my decision have not seen how my illnesses have affected my life
i’m not very good at small talk, i want 2 talk about dying and aliens and sex and meaning and the sky i am terrible at asking about school and weather
I hate when people say “overcome” a disability or chronic illness. You don’t overcome something you will have the rest of your life, you learn to live with it and adjust around it.
In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America
by Laurie Edwards
quoting Aviva Brandt, who is chronically ill and undiagnosed