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KatlynB

87d

is it just me but when I achieve a small step of progress. I feel happy but at the same time. I get thoughts like ppl will think I'm now faking it or lying about my real chronic conditions and it discourages me when I do something cause just cause I do it doesn't mean it wasn't heck to get through it. Ex.. ,(Today I decided to push through and walk to the hallway to radiology for an MRI, feeling presyncope symptoms and pain but I pushed through it

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    • KatlynB

      80d

      @FibroWarriorWoman I agree tho, just wish I didn't have to doubt

    • FibroWarriorWoman

      83d

      I get very happy and proud of myself about small success. It could be washing the dishes or going to work or it could be doing the laundry or completed diamond art. Sounds silly, but when you have a chronic illness you learn to be grateful for the littlest things as your body can sometimes not allow you to do anything even those small things.

      • KatlynB

        80d

        @FibroWarriorWoman I agree tho, just wish I didn't have to doubt

    • 55isMe

      83d

      Yes, but be strong. You know you. Dont doubt yourself.

    • Mar0113

      86d

      Literally all the time. I met with my HR director at work and she said something along the lines of "I had no idea you were in pain or distress. You always seem so upbeat with the kids" (I'm a teacher) and that comment irked me a bit cuz I was like I push through and fight every day to be able to be here but yes I'm hurting and its hard. Sometimes I wish there were more outside visual problems just so people would take it as seriously as it feels in my body. I'm looking for connections during those rough times if u wanna dm me

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Many people in similar situations have expressed feeling like they're faking their conditions, especially on good days or when they manage to accomplish something despite their chronic pain. This can be due to the invisible nature of some illnesses and the lack of understanding from others. It's a common struggle among individuals with chronic conditions.

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