If Someone With Chronic Illness Says They’re Tired, Please Think Before Responding, ‘Me Too’

Chronic

 

 

By Kaisha Holloway in The Mighty.

 

When being “tired” is more than just feeling tired…

Don’t you just hate it when people try to get one up on you, by always striving to be worse off than yourself?

Don’t you just hate it when people assume that tiredness is the same for every single person on this planet?

Don’t you also hate it when, despite knowing how badly you struggle with fatigue, someone who doesn’t is always delighted to tell you, “Yeah, I’m tired too?”

Me too, and I’ll explain why:

I fully understand that everyone is entitled to feel tired, it’s a way of life. I also understand that everyone has different levels when it comes to how much tiredness their body can take. However, if you’re a person who is tired because they went to bed two hours before their alarm, or a person who is tired because they were binge-watching “Grey’s Anatomy” for two days solid without going to bed (I salute your dedication by the way, just saying!), then your tiredness level and my tiredness level aren’t really the same now, are they?

 

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