Living with an autoimmune disease (like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and others) can be extremely challenging and bring about a number of undesirable symptoms, and the fact that it’s all caused by your own immune system attacking healthy cells can be especially exasperating. After dealing with autoimmune issues my whole life, it’s so frustrating that my body just won’t cooperate and listen to me when I kindly ask it to please stop that right now.
But sometimes, the thought of your body attacking itself is just so ridiculous it almost verges on comical. I mean, of all the things in the world that could have gotten me sick, of courseit had to be my own immune system… that traitor. You had one job, dammit!
If you’re like me and can’t help but laugh at how sadly confused and misguided your body seems to be, then you may enjoy the following memes:
1. When getting out of bed is an accomplishment:
2. When your immune system declares war on your body for no good reason:
Paige is the Associate Chronic Illness Editor at The Mighty. She lives with an autoimmune disease and other chronic health issues, and is passionate about helping others share their health journeys and connect with one another.