This is very good and pretty much applies to all with a chronic illness.
Today tested my character and broke me down. I am tired of lying. I lie so I must be a terrible person right? Maybe. Let me explain and you can judge me later.
You: How was your weekend?
Me: It was good. I just lied to you. I sugar-coated my weekend because honestly you don’t want to hear the truth. You don’t want to hear that while it was wonderfully beautiful outside I spent most of the time curled up in a ball fighting the pain in the pit of my stomach and nausea that creeps up whenever it feels like it. (I have Crohn’s disease and that sometimes is my typical weekend.) I also sucked that up for a few hours to work my second job to pay my mounds of accumulating medical bills.
See, you didn’t want to hear the truth. I don’t know why people…
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