Fragile Well-Being

My life with multiple chronic illnesses often feels very much like a roller coaster. My well being, for the most part, is extremely fragile.

As a case in point, I was feeling on top of the world today. I experienced absolutely no shortness of breath, walking to and from the General Psychology class that I taught this afternoon.

Since I needed to drive today, I skipped taking any pain medication this morning. On my long drive back home, my throat really started to hurt.

After all, I had surgery only two days ago. As soon as I returned home, I took a couple of pain pills.

Coping with chronic illness always demands flexibility. Conditions frequently change, even during the course of a single day.

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