Don’t EVER tell me that I shouldn’t raise awareness for a disease because “It’s not that bad, there are worse diseases.” Don’t tell me “It’s just a stomach ache, it’s just joint pain.”
ALL diseases deserve awareness. They effect us all the same.
Whether it’s Cancer, asthma, IBD. Lupus, Ehlers danlos syndrome, CFS, diabetes, or Cystic Fibrosis, and the thousands of other diseases. They are all illnesses that affect our daily lives.
There will always be someone who has it worse. Always. But that doesn’t mean the pain we feel is not real, or less important. When you compare these illnesses, you minimize what someone goes through. Don’t minimize the pain of others, because unless you have gone through it you can’t judge it. You don’t know what it’s like.