All tagged chronic illness

The Invisible Illness

I feel like I’ve been sick my entire life. Not the in-hospital with incurable condition kind of sick — the can’t really do much but stay in bed all day and heal kind of sick. Although my symptoms are rarely deemed “bad enough,” to merit missing as much school, work, and life, as I have, they influence my ability to be a normal, functioning human being. 

The Body Remembers

Recently, I learned about Adverse Childhood Experiences— or ACEs, defined by the Center for Disease Control — and how they can affect everything from our behavioral patterns to our immune function in adulthood.