I’m a nerd, but not in the useful “you’ll all be working for me one day when I invent jet packs” way. I’m a nerd in the “I have very strong opinions about history and literature and will yell them at you if you give me even the slightest opportunity” way. And that one does not pay well.
A world of WORD on this one.
When you deal with chronic/mental illness, a friend who understands that sometimes the best part of a visit is when you do nothing at all is worth his/her weight in gold.