By Lana Barhum in The Mighty.
Living with chronic illness and pain is something that isn’t easily understood by people who are not going through the same thing. Moreover, the effects of illness are an emotional and personal daily battle.
Many people have this notion that if you look fine, you are feeling good or having a good health day. Many also don’t realize that even when we say we are fine, we really are not. At times when I say I am OK, I really wish I could share with people who don’t understand my ordeal and how chronic illness and pain truly affect my life.
Every now and then, when I say I am OK or I am fine, I really mean to say:
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