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HOT TO SPOT SOMEONE WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS

HOW TO SPOT SOMEONE WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO SPOT SOMEONE WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS

Grab your binoculars, looking glasses, and detective kits, because today I am going to share how to spot someone who has a chronic illness!

Make sure you a have a pen and notepad ready to take notes, because what I am about to share will help you spot one of these mythical creatures with your own eyes!!

Are you ready to begin your chronic illness manhunt?

Then let’s get started……

Just kidding!

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am just yanking your chain.

There is NO way to spot a person with a chronic illness without getting to know them.

I am sure you have heard the phrase “You don’t look sick”.

Those of us who ARE chronically ill despise this phrase.  Not because we don’t like looking well, but because that phrase is often used to downplay the severity of our disease.

Look at the picture below………

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Chronic Life: Does the waiting ever end?

chronic life does the waiting ever end

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Does the waiting ever end?

Living with one or multiple chronic illnesses involves a LOT of waiting.  We wait for doctor appointments, test results, pain relief, cures, diagnoses, people to understand, and so much more….  But does it ever end?  There is no simple answer for this question.

My chronic illnesses which include but are not limited to, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, degenerative disc disease, abdominal adhesions (from endometriosis and surgical scarring), and coccydynia, have all forced waiting periods into my life when I would have rather not been sitting around waiting.  The problem with all the waiting that has to be done is that waiting then becomes a way of life.  However, as I discovered after the first 12 years after my first diagnosis, there are some things that we shouldn’t be waiting for, like living.

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How Charlie’s Angels Prepared Me to Live with a Chronic Illness

Pictured Charlie's Angels. Title: How charlie's angels prepared me to live with a chronic illness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Charlie’s Angels Prepared Me to Live with a Chronic Illness

I may have been born in the late 60’s, but I am a child of the 70’s!

One of my favorite television shows of the seventies was Charlie’s Angels.  Not only did I never miss an episode, the following day I would make my friends act them out with me! For those of you who are not familiar with this show, Charlie had a private detective agency and he hired three sexy women that he called angels.  The original angels were Farrah Fawcett as Jill Munroe, Kate Jackson as Sabrina Duncan, and Jaclyn Smith as Kelly Garrett.  They were badass women kicking butt and uncovering mysteries.

I wanted to be an Angel, Jill in particular because, well, hello that hair!!!!!

Little did I know that a show about beautiful, strong, and intelligent women would also give me the “know how” I would need to surviving life with not just one, but multiple chronic illnesses!

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