Eek! Just found this in the inbox and wow late. I apologize a million times, Anon!
Personally, I’ve found that if I don’t accept just how bad or good my illness is, I end up worse off for it in the long run. I spend so much time being ‘strong’ (which just a fancy way of saying I close myself off to others because I don’t trust them enough to open the doors to my illness) that I find it to be a huge relief when I can drop the mask and just be me. Though I don’t cry to much, because I find that it makes me hurt worse after (and stops up my entire sinuses), but when I really need to, I just do it.
You can’t really hide from yourself, cause all you do is end up hurting yourself.
If anyone else has any advice, please drop a line.