"Dear Chronic Illness Warrior,
When you have a chronic illness, sometimes you're so sick that you feel you just can't take it anymore. You just feel like giving up. But when you have a chronic illness, giving up isn't really an option... It's not like you just can stop being sick. It doesn't work that way. So you just have to keep fighting. It's what you're always doing, all day long, every single day. When you're chronically ill, every day is a struggle and a fight. It's a stuggle just to get through each day. But everyday, you're also getting stronger. Even if you don't realize it. Even when you feel like you're the weakest person on the planet. But you're not. In fact, you're really one of the strongest.
Most people wouldn't be able to handle going through a fraction of all that you have to go through everyday just to survive. So on the days of all that you feel like you just spent the whole day being sick and weren't really able to accomplish much - know that just getting through that day was a HUGE accomplishment. And know that you're strong. Very strong. Stornger than you can ever imagine. Because you didn't give up. You just keep fighting, day in and day out, no matter how hard things fet. And that's definitely an accomplishment. That's definitely something to be proud of. You are strong. And you can get through this. You WILL get through this!"
Det här är en liten påminnelse till mig och till er där ute som också lever med en kronisk sjukdom. Det kan också vara en påminnelse till er andra som går igenom någonting riktigt tufft. Hur mycker vi än vill ge upp så måste vi kämpa. Vi kämpar tillsammans. We are warriors!
Jag vet inte vart texten kommer ifrån, eller vem som skrev den. Är det någon av er som vet så får ni gärna säga till.