Funny memes that perfectly describe what it is like to have a chronic illness during the holidays.
Does the thought of taking a summer vacation get you excited or does it send chills down your spine? I loved traveling before I became chronically ill. In addition to yearly Disneyland vacations, I loved exploring new areas in other states or within the ones that I lived in. Weekend road trips without a destination were my favorites.
Soon after chronic pain became a part of my daily life I began to loathe traveling.
My mommy has several chronic illnesses. A few of them are psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and abdominal adhesions. However it doesn’t matter if a chronically ill person has one or more incurable illnesses, what they can expect to do on a daily basis is always changing.
I have been living with multiple chronic illnesses for over 17 years. Throughout this time I have learned to expect my body to fail my expectations. Some of those failures were due to my own unrealistic expectations of what I wanted to do and others were the result of my conditions progressing making it impossible for my body to do what it had been. If I have learned anything throughout my chronic life it is that I should always expect the unexpected…..
When making plans it is important to keep our conditions and limitations in mind at all times. It took me close to 10 years to accept my conditions and to begin planning my daily life around them and a few more years until I began planning outings and vacations with them in mind. Here are a few tips to help you plan your next getaway:
As someone that suffers from several chronic illnesses, I have had to learn to be flexible when vacationing. I have learned that I won’t always get to do everything I want to and that my body may need more rest than normal. I am writing this post is to share my adventure and to showContinue reading “My Second San Francisco Adventure”