Sometimes life can feel like a marathon, but this analogy to a life with chronic illness doesn’t quite work as the pain and fatigue probably won’t disappear over time. But what does keep you going when things get rough? Great post sharing just this…..
Imagine you are a marathon runner, struggling during the half-way mark. You are fatigued, suffering from muscle cramps and out of breath. However, you are determined to complete the marathon and cross the finish line.
So, what spurs you onto the finish the marathon despite the pain and fatigue? I can imagine that one thought would help is the knowledge that the end is in sight and awareness that the pain and fatigue will eventually end.
Unlike marathon runners, for those living with chronic illness, there is no end in sight of the pain and fatigue that we endure
Life with an invisible chronic condition, however, is in no way alike to the marathon analogy above. There is no knowledge that pain, fatigue or other symptoms will end when living with a chronic illness. There is no finish line when living with an invisible chronic illness. The question, therefore is if…
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