Just chronic illness things…


  1. Not being able to brush your hair due to fatigue, dizziness or joint instability.
  2. Being an expert at willing yourself to not vomit until the end of that class, exam, train journey….
  3. Coordination issues and generally feeling unstable on your feet.
  4. Being able to pretend your not in pain and act for all purposes normal even when you have really severe pain.
  5. Your bed is also your work/hobby ground
  6. YouTube and Netflix are your best friends even though you can’t actually follow much because brain fog.
  7. Following on from that, actually physically reading is such a struggle that audible is also your best friend.
  8. “Oh, I get tired to”
  9. “Will you ever get better?”/”Are you feeling better?”
  10. “You don’t look sick”
  11. Payback
  12. Feeling like your neck can’t  support your head.
  13. Your only friends are online
  14. Finding a job in your area that you are actually well enough to do is a challenge!
  15. Naps are life
  16. More doctors than friends.
  17. Questioning whether a bath or shower is the lesser evil
  18. Overdue laundry and cleaning
  19. You experience ALL types of pain
  20. Still havn’t shaved…
  21. Often drops things
  22. “Oh the toaster wasn’t plugged in! That’s why the bread didn’t toast”
  23. Overly sensitive to heat/cold
  24. Money worries
  25. Lives in dresses in summer months
  26. Migraines
  27. Following a recipe takes longer than it used to because brain fog!
  28. You have tried everything! From yoga, to veganism to herbal medicine to essential oils.
  29. Struggle to cross roads and get on the right escalator due to brain fog.
  30. Identifies with the term “spoonie”

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