"I remember hearing, “You’re a faker,” so many times over the years. I remember hearing it from friends, family and even doctors. One doctor in particular, a pain specialist, chewed me out over the phone. He said, “It’s people like you who take pain pills and then drive! You probably don’t even need them!” I couldn’t breathe. I felt like I’d just been slapped in the face – and hard."
I Am Chronically Ill, but You Stayed