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.