A Lonely Disease
It's odd how in a world of billions of people, one can feel so lonely.
This is particularly odd for me. I go to school. I meet up with people in the city. This blog keeps me contected with lots of great people. And Since I have access to the Internet in general, I can talk with virtually anyone, anytime I'd like without having to leave my spot on the couch! So where is this loneliness coming from?
I guess it's just from feeling so distant from everyone, especially my friends. As many a person before me has said it, I declare "They don't 'get' me." The arthritis doesn't help at all. I want to scream in frustration that they don't know and they don't care. And I know others have felt the same: if there is one most misunderstood thing in this world, it's pain. And if there is one thing that can bring those in pain together, it's the feelings of being alone and misunderstood.
I don't really know how to conclude this post. I could write about when people tell me that my pain is no big deal or in my head. I could tell you the stories of being forgotten about on various occasions. I'm even tempted to write about the times that people have touched my back when I specifically asked them not to because its painful. But I think we all have our own stories to tell. But more importantly, we have our reasons to unite.