A few weeks ago someone said to me, “You’re so plucky, I love it!” And I had to google what the word meant since I didn’t know 🙈
That being said… ☝🏼it’s one of my new favorite words and after learning the meaning, I took what she said as such a compliment. It’s a word I’m sure many people who deal with chronic/invisible illnesses would be proud to be described as.
This pretty accurately describes the majority of a spoonies life. A confused jumble and medley of things.
Symptoms (and more) are so unpredictable. One day we might feel great and the next day we may feel like we cannot even fathom getting out of bed. Treatments are also unpredictable. Some treatments work, even if only a little bit, and some treatments work so poorly that they may even make our symptoms worse.
Life is a rollercoaseter for everyone. Ups and downs, unforeseen curves, etc. For people living with chronic illness or disabilities, life is a completely unstable rollercoaster. It’s a gallimaufry.
Spot on 👍🏼
Wednesday words ⚡️(Adj.) Vatic
Maybe I can’t speak for everyone with chronic illnesses, but I know that I find myself trying to predict my “inevitable” future all of the time. I say things like “well I know my head will be really bad this weekend” or “I’m sure I’ll be feeling crappy still” etc. everyone always says “don’t think that way.” It’s a lot easier said than done for someone who has seen the same headache patterns continue for years now.
But even though I don’t always do it successfully, I do try my best to not think so negatively and I try not to predict how I’ll be feeling in the future 🔮
NEXUS: a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
Our stories, journeys, struggles, successes, hardships, defeats, and accomplishments all link and connect us here. I had never considered myself to be one of many who have health issues such as myself, and I was never more wrong.
The positivity and inspiration I see from all of you on my feed is so overwhelmingly great and I’m so happy to have a connection to you all, even if it is through health issues