Having this inconvenient, obnoxious visitor who never leaves, it begins to wear a person down.
HOWEVER, if you are fortunate, you’ll get a break here & there. You’ll learn to rally. Life CAN be good again. May never be the “same” but there is always hope for better days, weeks, months. I’m still “SUSIE”…. I’m just different than before which calls for new memories to be made. Therefore I prefer to call my “battle” with Lupus SLE a “JOURNEY”
Or, better yet, a treasure hunt. But the treasures may not always be the good stuff you can take to the pawn shop. It may be the frustrating, scary stuff that makes you appreciate life, family and friends.