This Is What It's Like to Be a Teen Living With a Chronic Illness

April 8, 2015 8:14 PM

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I think people often forget about the sick teenagers. We aren't adults yet, but we aren't little kids either. We can understand what the doctors are doing to us and why. Sadly, what comes with that is the knowledge that sometimes we are going to have to feel worse before we can feel better. We are sick at a time of our lives when we are supposed to feel invincible. Life isn't in our control anymore. As teenagers we want to have that control and when we don't get that it makes it hard to cope.

Teenagers are able to understand what is happening to them even if they don't get it fully. We don't have the experience adults have, which can make things confusing and complicated at times. Again all these emotions get mixed up in our head and we become frustrated and angry. Being sick and dealing...

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