I felt like this chronic illness truth was extremely necessary after the past month for me!
When you're in the fire at the moment, it's incredibly difficult to remember this and it's something that I think we all need to be reminded of. I often feel broken, exhausted, and worn down as I fight every day for my quality of life. It's easy to assume and wonder if I'm just weak and maybe I don't have what it takes to handle this trial. Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses DESTROY lives and it's our job to make sure that we don't let it, and that we continue to fight the good fight. That fight is a CONSTANT battle that can be overwhelming and intense.
I believe that it's so important to remember that as chronic illness warriors, we are living on levels of pain that the average person doesn't, and that is a massive victory for each of us. We are strong, beautiful, and capable people. Just because we have different challenges and disabilities, does not mean that we are useless or of no worth. Chronically ill people are some of the strongest and most beautiful people I know because we are laced with depth and drenched in compassion. We love deeply, and it takes everything we have to maintain faith and hope and yet we manage.
Each and every chronic illness warrior is a survivor and that is something to be astounded and amazed at. I for one am thankful for the strength that is demonstrated by those who are constantly in the fire but choose not to give up. No matter what anyone says, and no matter how anybody treats you differently because of your illness, always remember that YOU ARE A WARRIOR.
Comment below if you needed to be remined of this and if you've ever felt weak and useless because of your illness! Remember that you are not and you can do it!