It's amazing to feel the changes in my body developing without physically being able to see them. Like someone who knows she is pregnant but she isn't showing yet. There is a massive shift & growth going on yet it remains hidden. Chronic illnesses are much the same-the person can feel a flare coming on where their symptoms magnify. Sometimes the flare comes on gradually in the distance-you can see the storm clouds & hear thunder but it may take hours to actually rain. Sometimes a flare comes on very aggressively & sudden-like an attack that is fast & forceful. I often feel like I am being stalked by this illness-not knowing when or how tough the impact of attack will become. Will it stalk me like a white shark, taking it's time, or launch from the depths with a crippling hit.