Feeling the Need to Apologize With Chronic Illness | The Mighty

I Won't Apologize for Putting My Health First

Jenna Oxenhandler explains how guilt and feeling like a burden on others are the worst symptoms of her chronic illness.

CHRONIC PAIN: I'VE LIVED MY ENTIRE LIFE WITH CHRONIC PAIN!!  I DON'T KNOW WHAT "NORMAL" IS!! I WILL NEVER KNOW AGAIN!! I WILL DIE WITH CHRONIC PAIN!! NOW, IT'S JUST KNOWING WHEN WILL I DIE!! HOW MUCH LONGER WILL I LIVE  WITH CHRONIC PAIN?? jwt

Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Illness, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperaldosteronism.

Person: How did you sleep? Me: Like a baby, I wake up every two hours and cried

Me: Like a baby, I wake up every two hours and cried

Tell me you hope I'm 'feeling better' once more & I'll rip your eyes out. Incurable chronic illness doesn't get 'better,' ASSHOLE.

Tell me you hope I'm 'feeling better' once more I'll rip your eyes out. Incurable chronic illness doesn't get 'better,' ASSHOLE.

Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Illness, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperaldosteronism. #spoonie

Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Illness, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperaldosteronism.

I encourage friends and family to read up on the illnesses if someone they care about. Rheumatoid Arthritis

People have no idea how much that means to a chronically-ill person! It's really very touching. For someone to just acknowledge my illnesses and my pain means the world to me!

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