I think it's important to not get down on yourself for feeling bad though. I agree with you, but you also can't put so much on yourself thinking how people have it worse just to make yourself feel more bad, if that makes sense.
But anyway WOW. Wow just wow, I'm so sorry you've had to go through all of that but I'm also in awe of you. That would take a lot of strength
I don't feel bad, actually I feel extremely blessed. I should have a feeding tube in, or at least several doctors have wanted to put one in. I'll end up having at least one or two more surgeries in the future. The only good thing if you can call it good is the VA has service connected my cancer. The strength actually comes from being competitive, I hate loosing to a challenge.
Opening up can be so hard. My parents practically forced me to tell them what was wrong. I don't know if I would have told them otherwise, so I'm glad they did.
Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry for what you went through. Yes, thinking about my blessings is what keeps me going a lot of the time Thank you for sharing your story, and I wish you the best
It's all good, we all have obstacles in our life to overcome. Sometimes its best to talk about them.