I've been catching up on the blogs that I love and discovered this really thoughtful and interesting post by Helen (of Pens & Needles) on the subject of guilt. She considers whether people with chronic illness contribute (knowingly or unknowingly) to making others feel uncomfortable about our illness. She suggests that the only way to move forward is to explain your illness and "try not to flinch." I think i's a really insightful post. If you've ever felt guilt or shame from dealing with social attitudes toward sick people, I highly recommend reading this post.