I'm 24 and in a relatively new and extremely serious relationship. My boyfriend of 9.5 months has moved in with me and is now around almost 24 hrs so we can support one another.
I've had a hard time accepting that things arnt how they are "supposed to be". But yesterday that changed a little.
My generation is the one that is challenging this stigma. I mean not that I want to be in chronic pain or have my body attacking itself, but who decides what is normal and abnormal. I guess really ony I can. Social media makes it tough. And yes I've wanted to travel the world an run a marathon and do this and that YET I cant even walk half a mile.
I feel guilty for my man at times. He's a backpacker with a ton of ambition and he loves me. He wouldn't be here still if he didn't. This is a lot for me and that's why I know it's a lot for him but he's proven himself time and time again that these are things out of my control and so he can't be upset with them. Of course we get frustrated with limited activities but we compromise. I'm so lucky in this regard and I hope ou all have at least one person out there who makes your days a little easier. Even if you feel like you're dying, that one person who doesn't have to say anything is supporting you. I'm lucky that I have a est friend too who has stuck through a lot with me. Plus parents who are beyond concerned. We don't know what is going on but we arnt giving up. Today I'm feeling good about my relationships even though there are only a few who have stuck through such hard times for someone "so young". I just have to make the best of where I am. I don't feel well enough to go out. Well thanks professor for having recorded lectures. I'll lay in bed and listen!