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How to Experience Joy with Chronic Illness

6. Find Reasons to Laugh When I first became sick, I fell into a bit of a depression. My battle started with colitis, which initially was unmanaged, and soon morphed into an ongoing battle with fibromyalgia. The ongoing pain and fatigue dramatically changed my lifestyle. I felt like Id lost so much, including the ability... Read more

Untethered: On Exile, Chronic Illness, and Life in a Pandemic

In my mid-twenties, I found myself struggling with exhaustion. Having recently moved across the country, started a new job, and gotten married, I initially attributed it to stress. Even though these were positive changes, there was still a lot of adjustment involved. I tried changing my diet up and exercising more, which just made me... Read more

A Prayer of Endurance for Chronic Illness

As I listened to the doctors diagnosis, words like pain management, lifestyle changes, and your new normal faded into a vacuum of information that was just too much to process. He wanted us to work together to come up with a health plan for the future, but this question kept running through my head. How do... Read more