A chronic illness is life changing. It changes your life totally, and completely. It changes you. The pain you have to endure, and the constant pressure of knowing you are sick, you are different, and you have restrictions is heartbreaking. A chronic illness can really rock your world. The hard part is pushing through, when your chronic illness is pulling you down.
We constantly are being told to never give up. It’s easier said than done, at times. When your illness is constantly dragging you through the mud, it can be hard to continue the fight. But the main thing to remember is, you are worth it to fight. You aren’t just fighting to get a good grade in class, you are fighting to live. You are fighting to get your life back. You are fighting to not feel constantly miserable. I know it can be hard to fight when you are feeling so terrible, but you have to find the hunger from within and fight back.
Finding the motivation when you are constantly in pain, and feeling sluggish is arduous at times. Finding the motivation to go to your five-hundredth doctor’s appointment just for a medicine refill, when you are having a high pain day, is hard. It’s important to remember each step you take to better your health, is not a wasted moment. You have to keep pushing, and find the motivation you need to keep going. Maybe your motivation is to not be on so many medications, or maybe you just want to start classes at school, or you want to go back to work- whatever it is, you need to find a reason to keep pushing.
Spreading awareness for chronic illnesses is important. Unfortunately, there is no cure for chronic illnesses, and it’s crucial we spread awareness. I know you may not be feeling well, or you feel like you can’t make a difference. The truth is you can make a difference. Whatever way you decide to speak awareness, is making a difference. Whether, it’s by making t-shirts, writing a blog, having awareness day at school- you are doing more than you know just by taking it upon yourself to take action. All it takes is one person to stand up and be the change. Push through your illness, and let that person be you. We can make a difference together.
Having a chronic illness is like living in your own personal nightmare, that you can’t wake up from. As difficult as a chronic illness is, it’s important to keep pushing through. Never give up, because you deserve to live a beautiful life, despite your trials. Fight, stay positive, and rise above.♡