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Author: joybucket
Created: May 30, 2023
Taken: 13 times
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Chronic Illness Confessions--Can you relate? [True or False]

Created by joybucket and taken 13 times on Bzoink
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These are random confessions I found on Pinterest made by people who are chronically ill. Put an X by the secrets which you share! 🩷
No matter how much sleep I get, I'm always exhausted.
It's strange to think that I spent years wishing for a different outer body, and now I would do anything to have a body that functions properly on the inside, regardless of my outside appearance.
Having an invisible illness often makes me feel like I'm invisible, too.
It is hard to explain the exhaustion of waking up every morning and going to bed every night in pain.
And lately, I can't help but ask: When will it be my turn for things to get better?
I wish I could give you my pain just for a moment to help you understand.
I am what a person with an invisible illness looks like.
The silent battles you win still count, even when no one sees them. 🩷
It's overwhelming that I will carry this for the rest of my life.
When I say "I'm fine" it doesn't mean I'm not in pain. It just means I have the strength to carry on.
Disappointing myself due to my health sucks, but disappointing others--now that is utterly painful.
Losing your health isn't a one-time loss--it's living with a constant pain and reminder of what you once had.
I am angry at my illness, but I'm also angry at the world for not being more understanding.
See, you can walk away. I live with this always.
My illness is NOT my fault. Stop acting like it is.
Having to choose between what will make you happy and what will keep your pain at bay is heartbreaking sometimes. 💔
Understand that when I can't do something because of my health, no one is as disappointed as I am.
Just because you may not be able to see my pain and suffering doesn't make it any less real.
It's hard to explain to others that I am, in fact, fighting against my own body.
It's hard when there is no finish line.
I took my health for granted for so many years, and I regret that so much.
With chronic illness, you often don't even have time to process before having to make life-changing medical decisions.
How I handle my chronic illness is none of your business.
I'm learning to love my body for all that it does for me instead of loathing it for all it does not.
It's okay to be angry at your body for betraying you.
Every day is a battle with my body, and it's exhausting.
I didn't choose this, but I still feel like I make things harder for those around me, and I feel guilty for that.
& maybe I tell you "I'm fine" because it's easier than explaining the extent of the pain I face on a daily basis.
It's okay to feel burned out from dealing with your health. It's exhausting, and there are no breaks.
No amount of sleep can cure fatigue. 😩
Not working does not mean endless free time and fun.
It's okay to feel torn between wanting to hide your struggle and wanting people to see how hard you're fighting to survive.
Understand how frustrating it is to not be able to do what you once so easily could.
Living with chronic pain is hard, but trying to find your people who care and understand is harder.
It's incredibly frustrating to have to use what little energy I have to complete basic tasks and never have any for fun.
When you have a chronic illness, it feels like you constantly have to prove how sick you are in order to get the help and treatment you need.
I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. 💖
I will keep going.
Having a good day doesn't mean I'm better. It means I'm having a good day.
I've mastered the art of surviving. Now I want to live.
Sometimes doing absolutely nothing is the most productive thing you could do.
Sometimes a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
Taking care of yourself is productive.
I am doing things at my own pace, and that's okay. 🐌
You only see us when we are well enough to be seen.
Pretending you're okay is easier than having to explain to everyone why you're not.
I'm a chronic illness warrior. 💪
Hands up if you didn't leave your house today because your chronic illness held you back. 🙋‍♀️
You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore to be happy. 😃
I'm not chronically ill; I'm medically fascinating.
My illness is invisible, not pretend.
I have an invisible illness.
My illness may be invisible, but I am not.
Sometimes I convince myself I can do more than I actually can. That never turns out well.
I'm constantly torn between "I can't let this illness rule my life" and "I have to listen to my body and rest."
You know you're sick when: you have to come up with simplified versions of your illness to tell people.
I'm aware that I'm rare. 🦓
Living with a chronic illness is hard. Dealing with doctors, friends, family, and others who doubt you is harder.
Today I'm as useless as the "g" in "lasagna."
You know you have EDS when 1 day of cleaning = 1 week of recovery.
You know you have EDS when...you injure yourself yawning. 🥱
You know you have EDS when...you have days where moving is NOT an option.
You know you have EDS when...going "out" describes your joints rather than your social life.
You know you have EDS when...you ask complete strangers to open your drink because you can't get it open.
When I eat it feels like I swallowed a brick of cement, like it stays in my system for days. -Laura Vago, about gastroparesis
It feels like your belly is a glass constantly full of water. And if you try to put anything in the glass, it will overflow. -Grace Shockey, about gastroparesis
Hello, I'm...usually downplaying my symptoms because I don't want to sound like I'm complaining.
🦓 I hope you have a wonderful day! Stay strong! 🩷