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10 Memes That Perfectly Describe Having Chronic Illness on New Year's

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New Year’s is often regarded as a time of change – of leaving behind the old and welcoming in the new. Many may celebrate by staying up late on New Year’s Eve, spending time with friends and family, even toasting with a bit of champagne – then diving right into their resolutions on January 1st.

But for those with chronic illness, New Year’s may look a bit different. Staying up late, partying and drinking isn’t always an option – at least, not if we want to be functional the next day. And making strict resolutions can be difficult when your health is unpredictable and will never completely “get better.”

Even though the new year can be a tough time for those with chronic illness, sometimes a little laughter can be one of the best types of “medicine.” If humor helps you cope with your illness, you may enjoy the following memes.

1. When people ask about your plans for New Year’s Eve:

everybody else vs me tonight - people partying, and cat sleeping in bed
via ithelpstodream Tumblr

2. When chronic illness follows you into every new year:


I refuse to go into 2018 with 2017 problems... shit I'm going into 2018 with 2012 problems
via @ThouHolyMemes Twitter

3. When you resolve to cut out toxic people from your life in the new year:

ghosthunter saying 'I got no tolerance for little evil entities'
via cryingblogger Tumblr

4. When your friends ask why you’re not staying up late on New Year’s Eve and you say you’re “just tired”:

when you're about to say something but then decide it's not worth the effort
via chronicallyillandsassy Instagram

5. When you’re trying to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions while sick:

me trying to excel in my career, maintain a social life, drink enough water, exercise, text everyone back, stay sane, survive and be happy
via supportforspoonies Instagram

6. When the end of the year doesn’t mean the end of your health problems:

new year? more like same shit, different year
via katietwomey4030 Instagram

7. When you’re making goals for the new year with chronic illness:

if i could wake up one morning without feeling like shit that'd be great
via stuffiwasthinking Instagram

8. When your illness flares up and you have to cancel on that New Year’s Eve party:

when you make plans while you're in a good mood but then the day comes and you would actually rather die
via supportforspoonies Instagram

9. When you make resolutions with chronic illness:

I'll do my best to not judge you after the ignorant comment you just made about a health condition you know nothing about
via supportforspoonies Instagram

10. When it’s been a rough year but you’re still hanging in there:

telephone pole being held together with duct tape
via just_spoonie_things Instagram
Originally published: December 27, 2017
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