15 Memes That Nail What It's Like Working With a Chronic Illness
Living with a chronic illness can often feel like a full-time job in itself, and many of those who struggle with illness work at a paid job as well. Working can have many benefits, such as money (of course), but also health insurance, social interaction, personal development and a sense of responsibility. For some, work may be an important part of your identity or give you a chance to do something you’re passionate about.
But it can be difficult to keep up with all the responsibilities and expectations of your job when you’re chronically ill and battling symptoms daily. You may struggle to complete tasks because of pain, fatigue or brain fog, or find that your job takes up 100 percent of your energy – leaving you unable to participate in other areas of life as much as you would like.
Every chronic illness warrior’s situation is unique, and we all have different and valid reasons for working or not working – whether this decision is made due to choice or necessity. Just because someone works (whether it’s part-time or full-time) that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re “fine” or “not really sick.”
Life with chronic illness can be tough, and working with a chronic illness can be quite challenging. Sometimes the best way to cope with all the stress and exhaustion though is just to laugh. So, if you’re in need of a little humor to help you get through work and any symptoms you’re dealing with today, here are some memes you might enjoy.