On the Chronic Illness Battlefield, My Enemies Are Not Just Physical

On the Chronic Illness Battlefield, My Enemies Are Not Just Physical

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On the Chronic Illness Battlefield, My Enemies Are Not Just Physical

My fellow chronic illness warriors: You’ve never met me, but we’ve sat alone in the darkness apart yet together. Those of us who suffer from conditions like scleroderma have a higher risk of developing mental health issues. As someone who has multiple autoimmune diseases, I, too, have my bouts of depression and anxiety. I had always been able to do anything I wanted to do. I could lift, stand, push, pull, and squat, and my…

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