Please Don’t Compare My Chronically Ill Body to Healthy Bodies

Having to listen to other people’s “advice” is exhausting, especially when it mostly consists of “Have you tried…?”or “This person is/has/was/… and X healed them!” It all makes my skin crawl with annoyance. Worst of all though is the “Just be positive,” “I’m sure it will pass,” and “You’ll get better” statements. What part of “chronic” do people not understand? I’m…