16 Memes That Perfectly Describe Going to the Hospital With a Chronic Illness
Going to the hospital when you have a chronic illness isn’t the same as going when you have an acute health problem. Health emergencies caused by chronic illnesses aren’t always easy to diagnose or treat, and emergency room doctors aren’t always familiar with your illness — meaning you often need to be the expert in your own care. Of course, it’s also possible to go to the hospital with an issue unrelated to your illness, like a car accident or broken bone, but having an illness on top of that sometimes complicates things even further.
With all these challenges to consider, the hospital can be a scary place for people with chronic illnesses. Sometimes, laughing at all the ridiculous problems the chronic illness community must navigate in the hospital can help you cope, and remind you there are many other people out there going through the same struggle. Here are 16 (painfully) funny memes that nail what the hospital is like for people with chronic health challenges.