I'm 22 and APS is consuming my life. When I was first diagnosed I really tried to just go on with my life and be young, like nothing was wrong. But it seems like everyday there is a new challenge and I feel so defeated. I have a great support system: between my friends and my family. Yet, sometimes I feel like they just don't know how I'm feeling mentally or physically. As of late I'm feeling like I'm being surpassed by my peers who are falling in love, starting great careers, or traveling around the world.
With that being said, I am so beyond thankful that this support group is here. I have found a place where I can find unity and compassion from people who know exactly what I am feeling. Thank you for listening, just by writing this post I feel much better.