I can tell you this with utmost certainty: I am nowhere near ready to not be there for my 7-year-old son Jacob.
I’m not writing this to cause mass hysteria or scare anyone, but rather to educate them about the risks that many people like me are facing right now.
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The last five years were packed with so many events and obstacles that changed me — physically and emotionally — that I feel like I have gone through a rapid aging process.
‘I often wonder if I don’t have much else to talk about other than my illness. What do I offer do I offer in a friendship?’
If I’m going to be the sick girl, I might as well kick ass at it, every arthritic step forward.
Chronic illness doesn’t care what time of year it is. Just because it is the holidays doesn’t mean it’s going to take a break.
‘I know my body will need rest after the holiday marathon. So why should I stress over making New Year’s resolutions I know I will end up breaking or struggle to even begin?’
‘We speak a certain language together only we can truly understand, through our shared lived experience.’
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