For many JW's I know personally, who suffer from chronic illness, the hope of 'the new system' is what they look forward to. You know, being able to throw the cane away, lose the wheelchair, see again etc.
Now that you're out of the organisation, how do you deal with chronic illness? If you suffer with an affliction, disease, impairment, how has your hope changed? Do you now believe in dying and going to heaven? Or do you accept that everyone dies at some point? What comfort do you hold dear?