Saturday, April 6, 2019

We are many, we are trying


So important to hear if you know anyone (yes, you do) struggling with chronic illness. Many are for the most part invisible and sonetines the symptoms are the disease. ( I know I will leave tons of groups out but here are a few). Until the body turns on itself, destroys tissues and muscles or vision and feeling. POTS, Lupus, CP, Failed surgery syndromes, Fibro, SLE, chronic debilitating migraines, persistent vertigo, recurrent Lyme disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, ALS, diabeties, PCOS, COPD, Bell's palsey, Anxiety, and so many more. The list is staggering and sobering.  The chances of you or someone you know, battling a lifetime of illness, sometimes even unexplained illness, is,so much bigger than you can even imagine. So when someone you know says they are sick or not feeling well "again" resist the urge to sigh and roll your eyes, learn/have compassion or just remove yourself.  Chronically ill spend so much time explaining symptoms to Drs, specialists, getting tests, advocating for themselves, oh yeah, and now days fighting with pharmacies... They do not need your negativity or doubt...

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