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Friends will leave you. They’ll get fed up with your ‘excuses’. True friends will always stay.
Meds will either decrease or increase your appetite
Pyjamas will become your uniform
You will end up planning your day around your naps
Get used to being called a hypochondriac
Your meds will feel like a meal in themselves
Get used to light sensitivity
Having to buy tonnes of concealer to cover the bags under your eyes
You’ll make awesome internet pals
Things like bathing, getting dressed and brushing your hair will feel like a major achievement.
You’ll learn to appreciate the small things in life like a friend coming over for a cuppa
You’ll constantly hear, ‘you’re too young to be ill’.
Or, ‘The only disability in life is a bad attitude’.
Your illness isn’t valid because it’s not visible.
You’ll become an expert box set binger
Your pain levels will fluctuate
Cutting out certain foods can help
People believe yoga is the answer to everything.
You can’t have stars without darkness
Get used to knowing more about your condition than the professionals