Chronic illness was the last thing I expected to be confronted with. But it struck me, and how. It did not become progressively worse, it just happened overnight. There was no way for me to prepare myself for illness, let alone chronic illness that would probably last my entire life. By the way, I do not think anyone has even been ‘prepared’ well enough for illness of any kind, as people rather not think of the possibility that they could fall ill at any given time. Neither did I, especially not as the sixteen year old teen I was.
Gastroparesis and achalasia robbed me of a normal teenhood and also of the future that I had in mind. But every cloud as a silver lining, and so does this cloud.
For people who are chronically ill, keeping an optimistic outlook on life can be very difficult. Chronic illness is scary…
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