Sustaining friendships has been more difficult due to chronic illness

Forming meaningful bonds with others and investing time and energy into those relationships to ensure that they last is difficult; even for those without any health problems. I have seen many people come and go during my journey through health battles. When I was initially diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 2007, I noticed who didn’t come to see me during my 6-week hospital stay. I noticed who sent me texts and who seemed like they actually cared. There wasn’t many of them!

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