Chronic Illness

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a chronic health condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

In Treating Chronic Illness, “Normal” Is Not Always The Right Standard

Normal is different for everyone. What doctors should concentrate on is you're not getting worse.
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How Disability Made Hiking Better For Me

In what I used to view as the marathon of life, permission to ramble has been one of the greatest gifts disability has given me.

What I Learned After 20 Years Of Chronic Illness

When I was 26 years old, I was diagnosed with liver disease. I don't know if I'd still be here if I hadn't surrounded myself with the right people.
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The Worst Thing About Lyme Disease Is What It Does To Your Mind

Lyme disease doesn't just affect your body. It can also cause paranoia, anxiety, depression, and sudden flashes of inexplicable rage.

How PillPack Is Using Storytelling To Fight Stigma In Healthcare

Ever wonder why PillPack publishes Folks? It's because we believe storytelling is powerful.

How Chronically Ill Communities Can Fight Online Hate

Online abuse among people with health conditions is on the rise. Luckily, so are support networks.

Body Image After An Ostomy Bag

After ulcerative colitis, Crossfitter Lilly 'The Legend' Polivoda had to learn to love her body on different terms.