To the Girl Who Feels Like Giving Up

Chronic Illness - Giving Up

Hello sweet girl:

I am so sorry you’re hurting! I’ve been in your place hundreds of times in my own battle with chronic illness. Even last night, I was there again.

The physical, mental, and emotional burdens that come with the territory of chronic illnesses can be paralyzing, leaving us uncertain of how to function “normally.” There’s grief that’s hard to explain to those who haven’t been in your shoes.

In all of the pain and hardship, it might seem like giving up is the answer.

The idea of letting go of your life, or of moving away and starting over, may sound appealing.

If you’re anything like me, you wish you could just run away from your problems instead of facing them head-on.

My natural tendency as a “go-getter” is to strive – to see a problem and tackle it. But, I’m to the point where I’ve grown weary. Following a treatment protocol and not seeing results can be discouraging. Living in a state of continual ups and downs is draining.

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