I gain so much from reading your articles, as they're so validating. THANKYOU! Even if I didn't have a chronic illness myself, they would educate and give some understanding about what loved ones may be feeling. Have you written anything about being a young CARER with a chronic illness? I'm still youngish (37), but finding it increasingly difficult to care for my mother - who has different issues, with different needs. My carer role has perhaps the greatest impact on my health on a day-to-day basis, and it feels like I'm alone in that.