foolsyoufly asked: A friend of mine found your blog & made a herself a blog post about how she's feeling the exact same way & I don't want to sound like an idiot but you two girls are impressing me. I can never fully understand you & my friend because i don't have crohn's disease but I think I somehow understand what your point is. I just wanted to tell you that I hope the best for you to happen in any ways. Have a nice day :)
Hi and thank you for your kind message. You don’t sound like an idiot at all. It’s true what you say that it is more or less impossible to fully understand a person who’s dealing with an illness that you haven’t experienced in your own body, but that’s ok because feeling someone else’s feelings is not the point anyway. The point is knowing that everyone experiences life differently and empathizing with other people anyway; not making anyone else’s suffering /experience your own but just being sensitive to what the people around you are feeling and communicating and supporting them and letting them support you in turn. In theory you could even say that no one can fully understand another person, no matter how similar their experiences are, but we all have to deal with problems and adversities, even if the scale of those adversities varies greatly, so on some level we do understand each other. In short: you are on the right track, keep listening and understanding and being kind, especially to your friend :) …by the way I’d love to see your friend’s blog, if you and she don’t mind giving me the link!