Another reminder

Someone else’s opinion does not come close to your lived experience. If someone who isn’t you, deems your symptoms or your circumstances to be “not that bad” it holds no relevance whatsoever.

You are allowed to feel however you damn please about your chronic illness on any given day. No-one gets to decide what is or isn’t a big deal to you.

Your feelings are valid. Please do not berate yourself for being in a different headspace than other people with the same health condition.

Our circumstances and symptoms are different and unique even when we have the same diagnosis.

You are not wrong for feeling frustrated, angry or despondent about your health restrictions. Someone else is not right for feeling grateful, happy or blessed despite theirs.

The way we feel on any given day can and perhaps should change constantly. Because, my friends, we are human beings.

Go gently with yourself.

Published by Anna Redshaw

Blogging about life in the slow lane with an invisible, chronic illness. I wasn't always a sick chick so this is somewhat of a life changing experience!

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