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5 YEARS



5 years ago, I was just a uni student thinking I was invincible.

5 years ago, I didn’t think of my ‘dodgy knee’ impacting my whole life.


5 years ago, my world changed without me even knowing it.

5 years ago, I got a diagnosis that shook me and put all the pieces together at the same time.

5 years ago, I was oblivious to how my life would be involved around my health.


In 5 years, I have put my health first.

In 5 years, I have been at my lowest and highest point in my life mental and physically.


In 5 years, I have made mistakes.

In 5 years, my relationships have been compromised.

In 5 years, my mental health has been round in circles.


In 5 years, I qualified and got my dream job.

In 5 years, I have grown and become someone I can be proud of.

In 5 years, I’ve made friendships across the world.

In 5 years, I’ve created a platform that can be used worldwide for the vulnerable and chronic ill was community.

In 5 years, I have had the most incredible support from my loved ones that have made all my achievements possible.



My chronic illness has turned my world upside down, it has also made me the person I am now.

We make mistakes, we hit rock bottom, we disregard ourselves … but we always come out the other side and we do it with our loved ones.

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Nice post, Actually I wish I was I had written something like this. Those of us who have chronic illness can always look back on the time before. My time before came in 1974. But I often remember my time before and I sometimes forget what that was like. My suggestion is to never forget because if we do not remember who will remember?

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alidaggett
alidaggett
Feb 22, 2023
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Thank you! Retrospect is a funny thing!

Thank you for sharing!

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