i’ve seen a text post going around saying something to the effect of “do you know how much ur body loves you? so you should love it back!” (i’m paraphrasing here)
i want to give a shoutout to girls with autoimmune illnesses.
to the girls whose bodies don’t love them, to the girls whose bodies betray them every instant of the day, to girls whose immune system attacks the very cells it’s designed to protect:
i love you and i am so, so sorry that you are in this position. i wish i could offer advice or make it go away but i can’t.
for me, one of the worst things about being diagnosed w/rheumatoid arthritis was the loss of confidence that went with it because i started thinking “why bother loving my body if it doesn’t even love me?”
i still don’t know, intellectually, why you should love your body but i know that learning to love it again was the best decision i ever made (tho god knows i’m forever a bitter cripple).
please remember that it’s okay to mourn the life your disability didn’t let you have. but one day, i hope that every girl with an autoimmune illness can learn protect and love her body even though it doesn’t love her back.
i’m still trying to learn too.