The Dreaded “D” Word


A couple weeks ago, a friend called me to see how I was doing. He knows about my skin issue, but he didn’t know about my autoimmune disorder. Our conversation went a little something like this:

Me: My body can’t fight off infections.

Friend: WHAT? That’s messed up. Doesn’t that mean it can affect your organs too?

Me: Yeah..I have to be really careful.

Friend: OMG. That’s so scary. Aren’t you scared? Poor you. I never knew you were suffering so much.

Me: Yeah.. it’s very tough for me. I just want to be healthy. I never realized how lucky I was before.

Friend: Do you ever think that you might die?

Me: Uh..I try not to. I hope not! I don’t want to die yet. But I do think about death sometimes. I do get scared…

Friend: Man, I hope you get better soon.

Me: Me too.


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