When we are diagnosed with a chronic or degenerative illness, there is often a grieving process that follows. The perception we are robbed of our normalcy and vitality is challenging.
It throws into the ring two major issues. Firstly, it reinforces the stereotyped “normal” body versus the perceived defectiveness of an ill or disabled body.
Secondly, it contests our right to grieve our loss. Loss implies we are incomplete, vulnerable, and unable to assimilate into the social ideal.Read more on themighty.com