Month: November 2021

  • Why do I resent the healthy people in my life?

    Why do I resent the healthy people in my life?

    WHY DO I RESENT THE HEALTHY PEOPLE IN MY LIFE?

    Truth time, my rage towards those I call ‘free range humans’ sometimes engulfs me in a ball of fury. The whining when they get a cold or have gone for a run and ‘ache’ after really gets to me and sometimes I have to repeatedly remind myself it’s not their fault. On their scale of body pain and tiredness they feel bad, they can’t possibly know that their bad day would be a good day for many of us!

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  • Why do the tests keep coming back normal?

    Why do the tests keep coming back normal?

    WHY DO THE TESTS KEEP COMING BACK NORMAL?⁠

    Imagine you’re feeling unwell. You’ve waited and waited, the tests finally come back in and the receptionist cheerfully announces ‘they’re all clear, no follow up needed’. There is nothing more devastating than feeling your body at war with itself only to be told there is nothing showing up on the tests. But why does this happen so often with chronic illness?⁠

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  • Will I ever get better?

    Will I ever get better?

    WILL I EVER GET BETTER? ⁠

    If you (or someone you love) are new to chronic illness, or still fighting for a diagnosis, this question has probably crossed your mind more than once. ⁠Even if you are a seasoned pro, that little voice can pipe up at the most inconvenient of times. Sadly, there is no straightforward answer to this. ⁠Chronic means forever, but it doesn’t always mean your body will feel the same every day.

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