I have just read this blog and think it puts so eloquently what I would like to say about having a chronic illness that I am not even going to try and use my own words. The post is all about how people can care for others with a chronic illness. Fortunately my rheumatoid arthritis has not giving me too much hassle pain wise this last year. However it is still there, I am still taking lots of very toxic drugs, I still have to be very very careful about how much I do as exhaustion comes very quickly. This means that apart from my walking stick that I use my illness is quite invisible on the whole. If you are interested in knowing how you can help people with a chronic illness then do look at Amy Danielle's blog post here. It is a really helpful read.