Understanding invisible illnesses - such as #lupus, #rheumatoidarthritis, #fibromyalgia, etc. Invisible illnesses are very difficult to not only explain but to live with. The frustrating comment "But you look so good" is heard all too often. Hopefully this image can help clarify what is happening beneath the outward smiles.
Being young and sick is sorta like being elderly, except we lack the reflection on all the great times and great things we did long ago. Instead, we watch our peers make the memories and strides they'll look back on fondly, bitterly observing and praying for our chance. Our time.