I was thinking the other day that chronic illness sufferers are unbelievably good at coping because we really just have to be. We’ve been put into a situation where we have no choice but to simply carry on and manage. We may rarely be okay, but we cope, and there’s a lot to be said for that.
We’re celebrating 8 years of conversations that started like this. And the cool thing wasn’t that people got to tell our story. It was that people got to tell their story, or the story of someone they loved. And suddenly, people were talking about things that weren’t normally talked about, and it made them realize that they were not alone.