My Chronic Illness is not the same as yours

We may have the same diagnosis, but no two people have the exact same battle. In addition some of us have more than one issue.

We all have good days and bad days. (I hope everyone has good days.) Some people push through the bad days, while many of us prefer to rest. I for one rest so I can enjoy the good days and even the so-so ones.

Someone recently said being disabled is an excuse. Let me make it very clear right now… having a disability is not something anyone asked for. Believe me we’d rather not have to stay home when our friends and family are working or doing activities. I know I do many fun things, but I also forego many things I would like to do. So no it’s not an excuse.

I rest before taking trips and when I get back. It’s a matter of self-preservation. I can’t work, because when I did I spent more money on gas than I made. Between migraines and vertigo, I didn’t work much. Stress, lights were big triggers for both. Throw in fibromyalgia and fatigue, I could barely move.

I am glad you can still work. Please don’t tell others that their disability is an excuse. You do not know what they’re going through or what they’ve been through.

Thank you for listening to me rant. Love, Peace and Light! Rita

Published by My Crazy Life

My husband, Ralph, and I are on an amazing adventure together. We’d like to share our life with you. We are determined to enjoy our life despite my health issues. I have Ménière’s Disease, migraines, asthma, Fibromyalgia, Lichen Sclerosis and osteoarthritis. My goal is to help others see they too can lead a wonderful life.

2 thoughts on “My Chronic Illness is not the same as yours

  1. Amen to that, Rita! I said something similar in my recent post about stoma life. The same applies to all chronic illnesses. Our journey is uniquely our own and cannot be compared. As for chronic illness being an excuse..? As if! I’m pretty sure we’d all jump at the chance (if we had the energy 😂) to go back to a pre-illness life if we could. We didn’t choose this.

    Caz xx

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