By Julia Metraux in The Mighty.
If you have a chronic illness, you know that managing your symptoms can feel like a full-time job. There’s a chance that you also have different responsibilities in your life besides managing your symptoms, like work, school, or taking care of your family. But what happens when you need to take a break and make managing your symptoms your full-time job?
If you are like me, making this decision was extremely difficult. I was undiagnosed, with what turned out to be a form ofvasculitis, for over a year and was becoming extremely depressed. My breaking point followed a month of not having any sensations in my legs — I decided to take a break from school because I realized putting my life at risk was not worth it. I have to realize how fortunate I am, as there are many people, including members of The Mighty community, who are not able to take time off.
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