Thank you SO much for this...as someone with multiple chronic illnesses and no family trying desperately to get through school for a career change that I HOPE and pray will allow me to support myself and work for as long as possible, I cannot tell you how much this article hits MUCH needed validation of the struggles I'm facing...between the financial, the medical, the physical...and having to hide it all from my school and the few friends I have, perform to the same standards as everyone else (while juggling MD appointments, procedures, and even hospitalizations) is its own "job" on itself...so exhausting and frustrating--and lonely. I'm determined and I WILL make it happen....but it's nice to know SOMEONE out there "gets it".