This article just makes my blood boil. I am so tired of having an illness that’s not classified as real. I am so tired of having to explain and justify my health. I’m so tired of ignorance and superiority. In my worse moments I want all these ignorant people to come down with this illness and I want them to suffer like I have. I want them to go from doctor to doctor while their body and their life is falling apart and I want them to be told they are crazy. I want them to lose their job because of their pain all while doctors tell them they are just depressed. Then they would understand, then they would not feel so wonderfully superior to those of us down in the trenches that are just trying to live our lives in the bodies we’ve been given.
But the truth is that I would not wish illness on anyone. I don’t want anyone to be sick, I don’t want anyone to experience the healthcare system as I have experienced it. I don’t want anyone to face permanent disability while they lose everything in their life that they care about. I don’t want even my worst enemy to be mocked by doctors and ignored by friends. I don’t want anyone to be told they are crazy so many times that they start to believe it. I don’t wish this illness on anyone, even those who have chosen to vilify me and every Fibromyalgia/CFS patient out there. And I pray that nobody they love ever gets sick because it is clear how those people would be treated. I hope it never happens, I would not wish this illness on anyone.