All tagged chronic illness
“It honestly never occurred to me that I’d go to bed sick one night and wake up ill for the rest of my life.”
It’s easy to speak from the other side of struggle, but it’s really tough to speak from the middle of it.
Being alone in a moment of struggle and feeling all of your emotions can get really heavy, all you can do sometimes is sit in your emotions, soak them in, and bathe in your vulnerability.
I feel like I've lost myself along the way of this 13 year journey with Arthritis. My diagnosis has changed, my pain has changed and so has my support system. I'm definitely not the person I was when I was diagnosed. What I have learned though in these past 13 years, is what not to say to me. Even if you have the exact same condition I have, it doesn't mean that what works for you will work for me. There is no cure, that's why it's called chronic. It never fully goes away. I've compiled a list of thing you should know about someone with a chronic illness. This list is pretty specific to me, but I'm sure a lot of it applies to others.