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May 9, 2015
My sister developed a crutch instead of her character. Maybe her self centeredness began with her illness, Crohn's disease and psoriasis. It took a lot of doctor visits, feeling like crap, yet trying to live a full life. She had to wrap her legs in saran wrap every night to treat the scales. Her whole life, I remember her publicly smoothing lotion on her body. Then there was Fibromyalgia and then her life was centered on pain. And pain killers. and sleep meds and antidepressants. She never learned to cope. You could see her aversion to any sort of stress.