Chronically ill people are superhuman. They go out and work alongside you, continue with the lives and responsibilities, and remain active with their social lives. They may need a day or two here and there to rest and avoid pushing themselves, but for the most part we learn to cope and continue with life. If you felt the war we do every day you'd likely be in the ER. Give us some credit for doing what we do, even if we take a day to ourselves now and again.