Most of us must learn to ‘seal over’ everyday distress and anxiety as a skill of daily living. Healthy people don’t often consider the energy and skill it takes to interact socially and succeed in our careers. An illness that impairs social skill is crippling. We don’t think about what it means to lose our health and ability to work until we must think about it.
from surviving the specter
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this thing that happened that I can’t undo that makes me feel dirty and wounded