Posts tagged chronic illness
An Open Letter To Anyone Who Has Ever Told Me "But You Don't Look Sick"

This isn’t a letter that is meant to attack you, but instead a letter that is meant to make you rethink the words that come out of your mouth and open your eyes to a new perspective – a perspective I hope you never have to experience first-hand.

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Ulcerative Colitis Stole my Spontaneity but Gave me Strength: The Losses & Gains of Chronic Illness

When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2017, I had the same thought that most young women probably have when they receive the news that they have a chronic illness – “My. Life. Is. OVER.”

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What Is The Acceptance Story You're Telling Yourself?

Going through test after test after test and finally getting a diagnosis can feel like the biggest relief. Does anyone want to hear “oh hey so funny story you actually have a chronic illness that has no cure (yet)”? Hell no. But it sure as heck beats not knowing why you feel the way you do.

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Getting My Ulcerative Colitis Warrior Spirit Back: Health Update

I’ve been wanting to write a health-update post for you all for so long now, but I just couldn’t quite get in the right headspace to do so. Because, to be honest, up until now I was struggling. A lot. Physically, mentally, emotionally.

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