When people get "sick" or maybe they're having surgery, friends, family, church members show up with casseroles to drop off for their recovery and they're gone because they'll soon recover and all is well. Their work is done. Good deed accomplished. In today's society the way we see our friends is we go out for "girls night" or we meet for coffee at Starbucks to catch up. So they need not stay to see they're friend and hold a conversation or subject themselves to their friend's sickness, recovery, or disability because surely they will be able to go out to a funner and swankier location to see what's going on with them.
But what if that friend doesn't get better?
Here are some great Resources on dealing with invisible illness. http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/