Tuesday, September 10 2013
The question for this month’s Patients for a Moment is: what does your illness feel like?
A few months ago I wrote a post about what my illness feels like, the writing of which was a fascinating exercise for me. It got me away from thinking in clinical or scientific terms about what my disease is and does, and made me look more closely and what it is and does to me. I had never done that, in 20 years of illness.
And I realized that while I know a lot about the science behind many other chronic illnesses, I know very little about how they feel. I’ve read a lot on other patient’s blogs about what medicines they take, what tests they have to endure, and how they struggle with job and family — but not a lot about how the actual illness feels, in both physical and emotional terms.
So, mostly for my own curiosity, I am asking you to describe how your illness feels. You can use my post (link again) as a model, or come up with your own approach to the question.
To participate, send me the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org :
1. your name (as you want it to appear)
2. your blog name
3. your post title
4. your post’s URL
Deadline for this edition is Tuesday, September 17 at 11:59pm.
I’ll try to have the edition up by the following Friday.