In the early years of living with auto immune diseases, I felt completely out of step with people my age. I had more in common with my grandparents and their friends than other 20 and 30 somethings.
At 29 and married one month, I was bedridden and lost vision in one eye (multiple sclerosis). That was our first year of married life. Over the years, my kids' activities and physical work required left me in a puddle.
The following decades, I worried on a daily basis about how symptoms would affect me and left more than one good job because I couldn't keep up.
Being young and unwell too often leaves you feeling hopeless because you haven't had the chance to see what you can do in this life but here's my take on what to do.