Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pay No Attention to the Girl Behind the Smile

I thank Christine for highlighting the struggle folks with chronic diseases face each day. Frankly, it's why I choose to stay home most of the time.

Pay no attention to the girl behind the smile (full article).
Article written by Christine Miserandino, ©

What can I say, It is the “secret society of the sick” and I am proud--but not lucky to be a--member.

I hate having to defend that I am a good mother, wife, daughter, sister, or friend.

It is a dizzying, exhausting dance to be two different people. I guess I have grown up a bit. I quite simply do not have the desire to act anymore for you. This is who I am. Good days and bad. Sometimes, there will be days where I am the funny, cute girl that you just can’t believe is sick. Then another day or week later- I may be that really sick girl who used to be funny. It’s all when you catch me.

I am doing my best.

There are so many things I wish people knew about me but I won’t say, because you don’t ask; and when you do, you’re not truly listening.

Pay no attention to the girl behind the smile.