… anyone who gets “giddy” or “excited” when uttering something along the lines of “I’m ADULTING!” “Adulting,” my friend(s), is not something that is terribly exciting nor adventurous. Paying taxes, having to work long hours at jobs you often dislike, having no time for yourself, having to pay bills and find insurance for everything, making sure there is enough food on the table and enough meds for everyone who needs them, &c. &c. &c. These are not “fun” things. I know I am somewhere in the “middle” of this very strange generation (the younger end tends to find “fun” in these sorts of banalities … most frequently because they have a large network upon which to fall if their “adulting” should fail them), but I do find it incredibly difficult both as a person and as a “spoonie” to understand that kind of thinking.
Just thinking aloud again 🙂
❤ Always, Beth
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I have been living with chronic illness since I was 2 months old. My first "formal" chronic illness diagnosis was Behçet's Disease - I was 17 at the time. I was later diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (I more or less led the doctors to that diagnosis - that story is for another time!) and those have been my "primary" two illnesses. I have many other "secondary" diagnoses such as seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chiari 1 Malformation (a result, I believe, of the Behçet's causing aseptic meningitis time and again since it had never appeared in brain scans before I was about 24-25), osteoporosis, compression fractures of the thoracic spine, and many others. I know what it is like to feel as if you have lost years of your life that you can never recover from illness and the many restrictions it places upon you in your everyday life. I just want you to know that I know what it is like and I have been there through every period of my life - you are NOT ALONE! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever need someone to talk with or someone just to listen to you - I am always here! Thank you for taking the time to read this and my other posts and I hope you are having a happy and healthy day no matter where you are in the world! Take care.
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