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When Your Identity Is Stripped Away by Chronic Illness

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Who are you? Your gifts, relationships, the roles you play? Chronic illness (and any trauma really) will rob you of everything on your list at one time or another.

It will take all that you thought you were, shatter it, and leave you to rebuild yourself in the light of humility. Go ahead, scratch off each item … Every.

Single. One. I didn’t realize how vital being smart was to my identity until the brain fog hit and I had trouble keeping up at work.

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