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When Working Full-Time With Chronic Illness Leaves Me 'Chronically Choosing'

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I sometimes look back on life before lupus and psoriatic arthritis and feel startled by the richness of my days back then. I woke up, exercised, taught a full day as a preschool teacher, studied, and often went out for a drink or coffee with a friend before winding down for the night.

My schedule required fewer choices than it does now. I thought nothing of how that kind of fulfillment from everyday activities merited keeping — or what the cost would be to my mental health were I to lose any major life activity.

As my lupus developed along with psoriatic arthritis, working full days grew difficult, and working full weeks was impossible.

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