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.”
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?”
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.”