I can only imagine how difficult it is to watch your loved one deteriorate before your eyes, knowing that there's little you can do to make them better. I want to take the time to say THANK YOU. The words hardly seem to touch the level of gratitude I hold within my heart, but the only way I can think of to show the thankfulness within me is something like, "aslfjaslkdjfa;lskjdfa;lskjdflsjlfkjdlskjdflah!!!" and that's just not very nice to look at.
"Hey! How are you? How've you been?" Common questions, ones we hear all the time. The average person can pause for a split second and assess if they're great, ok, or having a bad day. For someone with a chronic illness, it's a complicated question. Our version of "great", "good", or a "bad day" can be drastically different from most people's.