I have Fibromyalgia, a commonly misdiagnosed illness. The most ignorant statement I hear is, “I wish I could get disability and just be in my house all the time and not work / go to school.” Nobody actually thinks about what they are saying when they say this.
Yes, I love being in my house like a god damned prison. Yes, I’m lying about my disease, so I can imprison myself. I can’t work, go to school, grocery shop, etc. I wish so desperately I could live the normal life that my peers do. I wish I could accomplish all the things I imagined for myself as a kid, but it’s just not really possible in my state, physically and financially.
The toll not working takes on your psyche is unimaginable. It’s one of the most significant things people with chronic health issues have to deal with, emotionally.
Me, in response to a thread on Reddit asking the question, “What is something people commonly assume about you that is flat out untrue?” (via ms-mj)
I’m in the same situation, know exactly how you feel ((hugs))