Hope you're son gets that job Jody, and that he doesn't have that crash! Being out and working would definitely expand his world a LOT!
I don't mind being called a kid. Turning 30 isn't a prospect that thrills me, so I'll take kid any day! I am in the process of planning a party for my birthday, hey I'm alive, and that's something to celebrate!
I've been lucky with SOME friends. Most don't get it, but my best friends knew me before I got sick, and take the good with the bad. It's been hard sometimes, watching them get to live their lives while I'm stuck on my butt unable to live properly. But there are occassional bright spots, which I treasure with all my heart.
I keep posting the links to these pieces to my facebook page, so that eventually some of this info will eventually sink in to my friends and family. You're able to put into words what I struggle to. Often times, when asked to explain myself (which I find SOOOOOO frustrating), I am reduced to tears, because people just don't get it.
Maybe papering the internet is the ONLY way we can get our message across. I hope one day, maybe I'll be able to think straight enough to contribute to something like this. But in the mean time, you've got a voice for a lot of people, and I'm sure they all appreciate this as much as I do!