You know you suffer from a Chronic Illness If/When
You have a designated puke bucket in every room of your home
Bonus points if the ones in your living room and bedroom are courtesy of a Hospital Trip
You have an entire crisper drawer in your fridge designated for 7up and Powerade/Gatorade
If looking at a can of 7Up when you're not sick makes you just a tad nauseated
If the reason you carry such a big purse is because the amount of medicine you need with you at all times
If the one perk of taking so many medicines everyday is getting a gas discount from purchasing meds at your Pharmacy-Grocery Store
Your Pharmacist know you by your first name
Bonus points if you're friends with the Pharmacy Tech who texts you when your meds are ready
When you've had 13 surgeries in 12 years
When you have no less than 5 Doctors in your cell phone address book
When you don't have time to send Christmas cards to your friends, but instead make sure to send one to each of your Doctor's, with a handwritten note
When you have no vacation days because you constantly use them as sick days
When you start the week wondering if you will make it through without having a flare up
When you have to cancel plans with your friends and feel like a horrible person for doing so
When you have ever so helpful ignorant people say to you "you're sick alot"
Bonus points if the above mentioned statement is followed by the excellent and never thought of advice such as:
Do you take Vitamins?
You should get a nutritionist!
Have you tried Yoga?
You should eat all Organic!
Maybe if you weren't overweight you wouldn't be sick!
Can't you take meds to prevent that?
Maybe you take too many medications.
Stay tuned for part 188.8.131.52.6.7.......