posted by [identity profile] talkingtocactus.livejournal.com at 10:13pm on 28/11/2011
absolutely couldn't agree more. it took me a long time really to get to terms with being ill myself because on the surface i too had everything - i come from a well to do background, i'm not living hand to mouth, my parents are nice, i went to posh schools etc. but that's all surface stuff, it doesn't make any difference to whether you get ill or not. and actually although it sounds kind of self centred to say it it almost makes it worse because you have the added guilt of being ill and no one can understand why. i have several friends who went through child abuse and/or poverty (or both and more) and i used to say to them i don't get it, how can this be valid when i haven't been through your crap and you're ok? it's not a nice situation.

i thought collymore's post was fantastic, i've not been a fan of him, but it really was great, and i tweeted to thank him for it.

i just hope this story encourages more informed thinking on this.

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