Today's prompt: "Six Sentence Story. What can you say in six sentences?"
Half of the population has a chronic illness. Of that half, over one-third have a disabling condition, 47% are in chronic pain, and only 4% have a condition that is visible. These numbers do NOT include seniors: 90% of seniors have a chronic illness, and 52% of seniors have a disability. HEALTHY PEOPLE ARE A MINORITY. We chronically ill folk do not need to feel ashamed, or think of ourselves as "less than." The truth is chronic illness comes into everyone's lives eventually... one way, or another.