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Chronic Illness: The Full Time Job I Never Asked For

I can’t remember when everything changed. I have no idea what caused it or how it happened, but my whole life turned upside down. And then I had to figure out how to live my life again, but this time with twice as many worries as I previously had. Perhaps even more.

Being chronically ill is hard enough when you have to feel the pain and survive through the numerous horrid symptoms. The worst part is the never-ending work you have to do in order to live a “normal” life – well, as normal as it can possible get. Having a chronic illness is a full-time job that none of us asked for, but we can’t say no. There is no choice here. So, we add this huge workload to our lives, plus all the normal tasks of simply having a life – such as grocery

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