We Need To Stop Talking About Chronic Illness In This Particular Way

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By Annie M. In The Mighty.

 

Have you ever noticed how people talk about illness, even mild illnesses like colds?

We often say we are fighting them. We battle colds and fight the flu. We call our friends with scary medical conditions “warriors,” and we encourage them in their “battle” against their illness.

It’s true that the people who are living with illnesses are pushed to a limit. We have hope, and when don’t have hope we fight to get it again. People who live with illness are fighters, and it would be an injustice to not acknowledge the fight we experience so often.

 

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