Highly Sensitive Person
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy
XXFJ, Melancholic-Sanguine, ambivert
Hey, so there have been a lot of well-meaning comments on this piece. And I appreciate every single one of you who's tried to encourage me. But there's something I think I need to address.
I say this with no spite at all, but please don't tell me that you can relate to my fatigue or other symptoms. Unless you have a chronic illness too (or some other major thing like that)... you can't. It's okay if you can't relate to everything about me.
And one more thing: I'm not going to "get better". Chronic illnesses don't just go away... Yes, I'm hoping for more treatment, but I'm already doing almost everything possible. I might improve a little bit, but my basic symptoms are almost definitely here for good. So when you all keep saying that you hope I will feel better soon... It hurts. Because I desperately want to get better, but it's just not healthy to keep acting like I will.
Again, I'm not mad at anyone. I just wanted to say this so that you know. Because I know you're all doing your best to support me just like I'm doing my best to support myself and others.
Written By: Anne Blackwood
January 9, 2021