Double agent no more

Chronically courageous

During my last hospitalization (June 8-July 12), I came across the revelation that I was leading a double life. Double life may be more of a dramatic term, because it hasn’t been something that I have explicitly hidden. Sure, I occasionally mention my chronic illness to friends and peers – or make sporadic posts on social networking sites, but most of the time, it was something I act as if is not that big of a deal, something that hasn’t affected every single aspect of my life. In reality, the complications of chronic illness are something that has impacted my life in every which way. Although my close friends may be aware of what my life is, the rest of the world isn’t.

I was upset that people do not realize the amount of adversity I go through on a daily basis, but now that I have had a few days to think about…

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