What autoimmune disorder means to me . The first word that comes to mind is pain. The most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt . Imagine every food you consume attacks your body . The only thing that stops the pain is sleep .
The second thought is no cure . Never ending . No answers. Lifelong. Countless surgeries , countess medicines , countless appointments . Hearing let’s try this for a while .
Next is the judgement . I am blessed with friends an family that understand my illness . But I know that some people that I encounter judge and do not understand . Canceled plans become more normal than one would like. I’m grateful for understanding friends and a considerate boyfriend .
Be kind for you do not know the battle that person is fighting .