I came across this great article today and had to share it. It's called How being sick affected my body image. It's a great read for anyone who suffers from a chronic illness, and perhaps even mores for friends and relatives of someone who suffers from a chronic illness.
I wrote a lot about this aspect of Alicia's battle with Wegener's Disease in my book, as I understood just how much it affected her. I wanted other people who read the book to be able to relate to that and not feel like they were on their own.
The writer of the article, Lisa Walters, is 26 years old and lives in Newfoundland, Canada. She suffers from chronic illness. Her website is called Damsel in a Dress.