I have a chronic pain disorder that is undiagnosed and ongoing. I experience pain, weakness, numbness, and fatigue all the time, every day. It hurts to wear clothes, it’s painful, difficult, and embarrassing to walk because my legs are numb. I have to get a wheelchair this month.
I try and be strong for the people around me, and I do believe I’m loved and valued, but sometimes I wonder if I can carry on. If I can handle my illness. I feel very isolated by my health, and I feel like I’m doing this all on my own.
Just know that, all of you sharing here and being way braver than I am, is an inspiration for me to carry on. No matter what you’re going through, you deserve to be heard. Your story matters. And you inspire me.