When you are chronically ill, or in chronic pain, it can feel extraordinarily lonesome. It can feel like no one understands and you spend a lot of time in your own head.
This book, though, Sick by Porochista Khakpour makes me feel understood. It’s the sort of book that has me nodding my head and whispering “yes, exactly”.
Even if you have a family and friend group that is understanding and supportive, it is not the same as someone who GETS it. Porochista Khakpour gets it. She lives it. She doesn’t overcome it, she lives with it and works with it.
If you struggle from any sort of chronic pain or illness, you will more than likely feel understood. You will hear yourself in her voice. I can not recommend the book highly enough.