“No one underst…

“No one understands your pain. No one understands your weakness. No one understands your courage. No one understands your life. But listen, you do. You feel the pain everyday, you feel physically and emotionally drained – putting on a mask to hide when your joints ache, and your head pounds and your insides burn, you know you have the courage to take steroids and tablets and go through uncomfortable tests. You understand this is your life now. So, even if others can’t see this invisible illness, just remember you are strong, courageous and beautiful. Love yourself first, look in the mirror and be happy – because you are fighting everyday, on your own, and if that isn’t strength I don’t know what is.”

(via iwasgiventhislife)

On chronic illness, in warm and loving solidarity

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