Looking back, I think that my chronic illness began when I was in college, back in 2009. It took me 9 years to be diagnosed with ME/CFS and 10 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, but their origins were tied to one event. I am writing this as a stream of consciousness, getting it allContinue reading “My Chronic Illness Origin Story”
What do I know about pain? I know that I followed the example set by doctors and minimized and trivialized my pain. I walked for months after sustaining a traumatic ankle injury that required surgery. That experience taught me to listen to my body and be mindful of my pain.