Is it possible to accept ourselves for who and what we are? It seems so easy to always compare myself to others who seem to be living a "normal" life - healthy and happy. I try to remember, you never know what someone elses life is really like. You might think they have a perfect life , etc. - but many times they have more problems than we do. I can't help but wonder what it would be like to wake up each day feeling good physically and mentally. To go to work, see friends, socialize, shop, travel, and not a worry in the world. This illness takes a huge psychological toll on us. Even if we do feel better somedays, it is hard to jump back into the stream of life. I am so glad to have this "family" here for support. We are all lucky to be here for each other.