The Things We Don’t Say:

An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths

Blue background with brown outline of a head made up of thorns, in center of head is the titleThe Things We Don’t Say and below that the subtitle An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths, at bottom Julie Morgenlender, Editor

Chronically ill people don’t always talk about it. Until now.

Spanning different ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and diagnoses, forty-two authors from around the world open up in fifty true stories about their chronic illnesses and their search for answers, poor treatment by doctors, strained relationships with loved ones, self-doubt, and more. They share the warmth of support from family and friends, the triumph of learning coping mechanisms, and finding ways to live their dreams. These stories are honest, raw, and real, and if you have chronic illness, you will find comfort and companionship in these pages. For everyone else, if you have ever wanted to know more about your loved one’s experience with chronic illness but didn’t want to ask the wrong questions, this book will have some answers and lead you to a new-found understanding.