No one's situation is like another's. Comparing what one person can do despite being ill to what another person can do serves only to make one of those people feel bad and unworthy. It's best to examine our own lives and do the best we can with the circumstances we find ourselves in. Self-pity is not fruitful, but I saw no self-pity in my article—just the sobering facts of the burdens many young people who are chronically ill face.

All my best,
Toni