The Stranger Lessons in Life
Of all the strange lessons I’ve learned from life with chronic illnesses, one of the weirder ones might be this: always wear nice, clean undies, no matter time of day, no ifs and no buts. This is a result of having to open my legs wide for doctors, nurses, and whilst passed out on surgeons’ tables for examination.
You don’t always have the time or energy to do a lingerie switch. It was embarrassing to reveal hole ridden or dye-stained underwear in my tweens. Or with kiddy catchphrases like “Girl Power!” scrawled across in flaky gold. Although after having gone through this scenario many times, you do get used to it. Stripping naked and allowing a stranger to shower you is no big deal either.
I share some embarrassing moments with Britten on “The Essential Life” here. If you’re someone who frequents the ER as well, did you come to the same conclusion as I did?
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