Whenever a friend or family member does this with a genuine heart because they’re concerned about my pain, it truly is a nice thing.
My feelings on this matter very little, but I do have them. I’m simply choosing to keep them to myself.
The Loneliness Of Illness And Pain
Six Common Misconceptions About The Chronically Ill
“Sometimes,” says a fellow depressive, “I wish I was in a full body cast, with every bone in my body broken. That’s how I feel anyway. Then, maybe, people would stop minimizing my illness because they can actually see what’s wrong with me. They seem to need physical evidence.” ―Sally Brampton