Denial has a powerful affect. It can either destroy you or it can confirm the truth to you.
The denial of ME in the face of the sheer hellish reality of living with it makes us strong, makes us speak out, makes us fight harder for Truth. Because ultimately denial can never win, because it comes from untruth and it must ultimately be exposed.
This is what keeps us going - our knowledge of the true reality of ME , the suffering caused by it, which cannot be hidden away or falsified, negated , downplayed, negated, ignored, denied forever.
The Truth ultimately must stand firm because it is so. There is nothing that can deny that - that is where integrity and true power flow from. The Truth must and will be heard in the end.