I have several chronic illnesses that cause me a lot of pain and fatigue, as well as several other unpleasant symptoms. I'm now disabled and unable to work. I'm trying to have a positive outlook and to live my life to the best of my ability, even if that means my life has been, forever, changed. I have to discover new activities that I will be able to participate in. I have to find the new me. My only other choice is to watch my life, slowly, pass me by. At this time, I do not choose that option.