Chronic Illness 30 Day Challenge: Day 6

Chronic Illness 30 Day Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: If you could have told yourself something when you first remember these symptoms arising, what would you have said?

Uh…hmm, that’s weird? Oh crap, I’m going to die? Something’s wrong here? This is an odd question.

I keep re-reading the question trying to decipher it.

The celiac symptoms were so obscure, weight loss and paresthesias, that I never would have made a connection with anything. At first, I was happy I was losing weight. It was only when nothing changed but the weight kept dropping towards pre-puberty levels that I knew something was wrong.

I don’t think I would have said anything about the endometriosis because of the widely-taught myth that crippling period pains are normal. I just thought I had bad periods. I never thought it was abnormal. Women have been taught since the beginning of time that, between periods and childbirth, suffering pain is our lot in life so we need to just suck it up and deal with it.

Does that answer the question? This is a badly written question, honestly.

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