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#100WritingDays Roundup 2: A Candid Glimpse into Life with Chronic Illness as a Young Person

We take a glimpse into life with chronic illness as a young person in three short stories this week. Candid, insightful & humourous, we hope you enjoy them! | A Chronic Voice

There are three new stories in this week’s roundup for you! A candid glimpse into living with chronic illness as a young person, and learning to accept your body. If you really stop to think about it, it’s a wondrous creation despite all the flaws. I hope these stories bring a chuckle or add some good perspective to your week. Happy reading!

6. When Birthdays Are a (Real) Pain

"Come to think about it, the birthdays that I remember in technicolour details are those where I was in significant amounts of pain. Where time slows to a crawl, and you soak every second up like a sponge." | A Chronic Voice

“Come to think about it, the birthdays that I remember in technicolour details are those where I was in significant amounts of pain. Where time slows to a crawl, and you soak every second up like a sponge.”

Read it here.

7. My Body Is a Bloody Mess, but I Love It Just the Same

"We should ask ourselves instead: if our normal were society’s normal, how would it fare? What would it be doing? What would achievement consist of?" | A Chronic Voice

“We should ask ourselves instead: if our normal were society’s normal, how would it fare? What would it be doing? What would achievement consist of?”

Read it here.

8. The Pleasure of Being Showered by a Stranger

"Shower time in the hospital was a sacred event for me. It felt magical, I felt beautiful, and it made me feel like a human being once again." | A Chronic Voice

“Shower time in the hospital was a sacred event for me. It felt magical, I felt beautiful, and it made me feel like a human being once again.”

Read it here.

6 comments

  • I love the various aspects of living with chronic illness that you are showcasing and that you are finding the humor and joy in the little things. Chronic illness is a marathon, not a sprint and it’s important to keep our spirits up. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Hi Tanya,

      Thanks for taking the time to read and provide feedback! It’s a bit of a different writing bent than my blog, but interesting to do. See you around the chronic illness community, for sure!

  • I love your post about loving your body. It really is true that the basis of society is inaccessible to many with chronic illness and no matter how hard we try we just can’t fit the mould. The path to happiness is definitely to stop comparing ourselves to society’s normal and instead step back from it all and find our own way of life. I sometimes lose sight of how much I can still do with my body and how much I have to be grateful for so thank you for reminding me!

    • Hi Natalie,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read 🙂 Yes I too often forget that there are many other ways of living, and end up flowing down the wrong path again and again. Hopefully we get better at readjusting our sails a bit earlier and quicker whenever necessary! 😉 Wishing you a fabulous life ahead x

  • Looks like a great round up of posts, thanks for sharing!

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