Thinking about having a chronic illness and how I cope made me think of this:
"We need to abandon ship!"
"The rust on the hull has caused a crack, the electrical system is frayed and worn, the engine is burning oil faster than we can replace it and..."
"And we are boxed in by icebergs in a mined corridor."
"How far are we from home?"
"A day... maybe two."
"Then all is not lost, is it? Full speed ahead!"
-what having a chronic illness feels like, the trick is to not panic.