The thing about chronic illness is it never ends. It’s not like you can be friends with someone and say nice things and then they feel better and get over it. Or tell them look at all the things to be thankful for, while they are tormented with symptoms.
Being friends with someone with chronic illness requires stamina, character, and a morality that is purely giving and compassionate, and yes even humorous.
The sooner society gets this message the sooner we can be a part of it, instead of separate from it. We have gifts too.
But please show some respect. The last thing we are is stupid.