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Why I Felt Even More Isolated After a Recent Chronic Illness Flare

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I have been chronically ill since I was a little girl. And even though I had my challenges as a child living with chronic illness, I was still able to engage in activities with my peers and live a somewhat “normal” life.

I went to birthday parties, sleepovers, trips and did plenty of things, except when I had active infections, or asthma attacks or had to have procedures done.

As time went on, I managed my conditions and life was fine. When I was diagnosed with endometriosis in my 20s, it was the first chronic illness that surely put pause in my life and made me alter how I did things and engaged with friends and family.

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