Ambivalent thoughts on acceptance

My Life With Chronic Illness

People often say acceptance is key when it comes to chronic illness, as it is something you cannot change. You’ll only make it harder on yourself when you refuse to accept your new way of living. Being undiagnosed was (and probably will always be) the hardest part of my life with chronic illness. When I finally got a proper diagnosis I was faced with two feelings that were very different from each other. I felt utter happiness that I now finally knew what was wrong with my health. It felt as a confirmation. I have been told by various people that is was ‘all in my head’ and that I was not sick. I have been told that I was faking it. Being properly diagnosed, confirmed that the skeptics were wrong. Honestly, I doubted myself for a while as well. In the back of my mind I always had a…

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