You know you have a chronic illness when…

You lost your keys and after searching for two hours you finally find them in the freezer

Your medication doesn’t fit in your medicine cabinet

Your medical files have to be carried around in a box

You often hear the phrase “I’ve never seen anything like this before” when you go to the doctor

Your doctors’ phone numbers are programmed into your phone

You’re on first name terms with your pharmacist

Every spare penny you have goes to paying off your medical bills

You find yourself watching Lifetime movies

You laugh hysterically when someone invites you to participate in a 5k

Your emotions can go up down so much people think you are bi polar

You have to ask for help when opening your pill bottles-those child proof caps don’t stop children, but they sure stop you

You have sweat pants in every color of the rainbow

You know where the elevators are in every building you go to

When you are used to being told you need a psychiatrist

When someone asks “what do you do for a living,” you just laugh

You carry around prescription medication in your purse

You try to explain to your friends and family the “spoon theory.”

You forget how to spell your name and have to ask someone else for help

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