(((Hugs))) Diane had some wonderful advice for you. I know this is hard for you at such a young age. It sounds like you have a wonderful boyfriend! I would say you have a great catch with him!
I'm sure you are a beautiful young lady inside and out! Please don't put yourself down. Of course there are many people in the world that have the outer beauty, but whats inside really makes a person shine! As my grandmother use to say, "Beauty is only skin deep", and "Pretty is, is pretty does".
Hang in there sweetie. I'm also sorry your having to go through this! Take care and we are here for you anytime! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Clickable: LUPUS INFORMATION & LUPUS RESOURCES.
Co-Moderator: Lupus and CFS Forums
I just had to reply to this post, because I feel like you need a hug! I haven't been dx'd with anything yet, so I am not sure that this is my place or not, but I hate seeing what you wrote!
Please, don't compare yourself to others! The strength and beauty you show every day that you go on with this condition, reveals the REAL beauty you have. I know it can be frustrating sometimes to hear that beauty is on the inside, but you would be surprised at how true that is! Stretch marks, water retention, baggy clothes - they only show the outside. Yes, it would be nice to be gorgeous, but how many people are really in that league? There are WAY more of us who are normal, a few stretch marks here and there, a bit of extra weight that we could do without, hair that never seems to look as good as the person next to us, clothes that don't look good on us....I could go on forever. So, if you need to compare, compare to the rest of us!
You need to remember that you are fighting an illness that all of the "beautiful" people could never comprehend. And, be good to your boyfriend! He loves you, and although it may be hard to believe sometimes, if he says he loves you for who you are, he means it!
Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 3/21/2007 4:25:06 PM (GMT-6)