Chronicles of Life with Multiple Sclerosis
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A huge thank you to the new and old readers here on Chronic Curve for your kind words, your comments your likes and reblogs, your shares, and your interest. As of today, there are just under 20k of you subscribed to Chronic Curve and it just blows my mind and humbles me each time I see more people reading these posts, learning about these diseases, learning about our lives as chronically ill patients.
What a gift that is. Cannot wait to see what 2013 has in store for us all.
As always, thank you for reading.
Love & spoons,
*You can find the artist of this lovely painting here.
To all my MS, Fibro, Lupus, RA, Pancreatitis, and chronic pain friends. Please try your best to have a wonderful Christmas. I know this time of year is exceptionally hard as we are pushing ourselves and trying to appear normal around friends and family. Trying not to show our pain so we won’t make them feel “uncomfortable”. But tonight, I received a huge reality check as to what my body can and cannot do.
My face feels like acid has been poured on it. The muscle in my left arm is protruding and so tight and exceptionally painful. My leg muscles are so tight that walking hurts like heck and when staying still it still hurts like heck. Headache escalating quickly.
Doing my best to not let it steal my holiday spirit. It’s easy to say but hard to ensure that is doesn’t.
[Image: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat.Text reads: “TOP: Doctors are dismissive of every Lupus symptom. BOTTOM: Get yelled at for not going to the hospital for chest pains.”]
Emergency rooms have now become a waste of my time, especially here in Ontario where we have to wait 6 months to be told off by another dismissive medical professional. just pleurisy? DEAL WITH IT
Invisible Illness - you can’t just wish it away.