By Jo Moss in The Mighty.
There is a saying that goes, “It’s amazing how chronic illness turns friends into strangers and strangers into friends.”
When my health deteriorated, the number of friends I could rely on dwindled to just a precious few. Formerly dear friends disappeared as I became increasingly unable to make or keep plans.
But supportive friendships are vital for us spoonies.
I felt like a burden to my friends.
When I first became ill, I felt like a burden to my friends. I went from a happy-go-lucky healthy person, the life and soul of the party, to someone unable to socialize or even communicate at times.
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