This experience has negatively impacted every aspect of my life. My physical and mental health have suffered. I felt (and still feel) traumatized and furious that this happened to me.
It was an incredibly lonely time in a life full of loneliness but it’s also when things really started to turn around for me.
There will always be people looking for a reason to be offended. Let them.
When someone tells you, “You’re just lucky,” and dismisses all your hard work and dedication.
Acknowledging their pain doesn’t devalue yours.
Being diagnosed with Crohn’s as a child made life very difficult. Feeling like I had no one to talk to made that struggle so much harder than it needed to be.