Some thoughts on living with chronic illness during the Coronavirus pandemicc 👇🏻
It’s crazy to think that 10 days ago, I was in California, enjoying sunny walks on my Spring Break. 🤯
And now, I’m back in Minnesota, in a mostly empty college town trying to figure out how to take care of my own mental health while also adapting the college course I teach to online, thinking about how #covid_19 might impact my graduation and job hunt in May and keep up with freelance work as usual. 🤷🏻♀️
I think one of the benefits of living with a chronic illness right now is that, to some extent, I’m used to sudden changes. 😅 In some ways, I’m used to waking up to the surprise of not being able to do what I could yesterday - whether because I’m having a fibro flare up or just got glutened the night before. 🤪
But I think already being limited in my body’s abilities makes this virus outbreak even more difficult too.
👉🏻 Now, I don’t want to overlook how freakin LUCKY I am. 👈🏻
I am, overall, healthy. I have supplies. I have jobs I can work from home. 💻
But my body also thrives on routine to feel somewhat normal, and right now, I can’t do that. 😕 And when I’m in pain, not having my usual distractions - the gym, friends, classes, work outside my own 280-square-foot apartment - makes that pain feel even more acute.
I don’t know why I felt called to share this post today, but I suppose I’m just craving connection on a deeper level than just drooling over the latest smoothie bowl or cookies I photograph and share on my page. 🤷🏻♀️ I will return to those posts soon in an effort to embrace normality as much as possible…but for today, this is how I’m feeling as a college student and teacher with chronic illness during covid_19. 👩🏻🏫
How are you feeling? I’d love to hear below, whether you want to share something deep, light, funny or serious. 💕 via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Qnx8mk