So I was talking with a close friend of mine earlier who has just moved into uni. She asked me what have I been up to, I was honest and said ‘nothing really, have hardly left my bed all week’ She replied with, ‘you’re lucky’.
The reason I haven’t left my bed is because I’m in too much pain and too depressed to do so. That’s not lucky at all. If I was able to leave my bed and do stuff I would, but the fact of the matter is I’m not. This friend knows my troubles and knows I’m sick and in pain, yet she replied with that.
I know they don’t usually mean to offend but it gets on my nerves. She’s the lucky one, she’s off to uni, she doesn’t have health problems that stop her from doing what she wants, she’s pretty much normal. I wish I was, I wish I was able to finish school and go to uni like her, but I can’t.
I’m forever having people say I’m lucky. It use to be you’re so lucky you don’t go to school, shortly after I dropped out of school. Or it’s you’re lucky that you don’t have to work. I don’t go to school cause I can’t and I am unable to work also. If I was able to I would, but I’m not.
How would you like it if you had health problems that stopped you from doing things and doing things you want to do. I bet you wouldn’t like it either and wouldn’t consider yourself lucky.