Saturday, November 03, 2012

Chronic identity crisis.... 

Found this on a fibromyalgia Facebook page. While it is about myositis, the issues addressed pretty much apply to any chronic illness:

Who Am I Now? Living with an Autoimmune Disease

One of the things that it may be difficult for a healthy person to understand is that in chronic illness, the sense of self changes every time there are new symptoms or a permanent worsening of the condition. Autoimmune diseases in particular don't care if you have plans or children to raise or whether you can afford another trip to the hospital. It can be the ultimate test of adaptability.

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