I would like everyone who wants to understand the effects of illness or, wants to feel heard or understood as a sick person to listen to the Hospice album by The Antlers whilst reading the lyrics. It is powerful, moving, and the closest thing I have found to both explaining and understanding this experience as well as the intense amount of grief and loss that has filled my life.
It it my life source and I plan to get a tattoo of the hands holding my upper spine with the date of my own diagnosis on the bracelet when I am able. It means the entire world to me.
Please listen. Please try to make an attempt to understand. I am begging you.