What I wish you understood about Chronic Illness

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We are a society that loves resolution. Happy endings are preferred, but sad endings are acceptable. We wipe our tears, praising the bravery of the lost, solemnly acknowledging their worth, their beauty. Those left behind receive compassion, even reverence. “So and so was so strong, you know? You were so supportive, such a warrior.” We know what to do with those kinds of endings and everyone can get on…