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If You Have a Lot of Illnesses, These 17 Memes Are for You

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When you live with chronic illness, getting a diagnosis can sometimes feel like pushing over a domino train – soon, you start accumulating more and more diagnoses until you can barely keep track of them all.

If this has been the case for you, you know how frustrating and exhausting it can be trying to manage several different illnesses that each come with their own particular symptoms, require different medications or treatments, necessitate visits to different specialists and can produce different complications. This juggling act can easily become a full-time job – which can be super stressful on top of dealing with symptoms and going about your day-to-day life.

Though it’s not funny to live with a bunch of serious illnesses, sometimes humor can be a powerful coping mechanism for facing all the ridiculous moments that arise from having multiple chronic illnesses. If laughing helps get you through, you may enjoy the following memes.


'please list any medical conditions' writes novel
via @myillnessmythoughts Instagram


I don't always get diagnosed with an illness... but when I do I get diagnosed with like 10 of them


hand drawn comic of a doctor telling a patient, 'I cannot diagnose you with this. you have reached the maximum number of diagnoses allowed.'
via @luthienthegreen Twitter


every time I see a doctor for a specific issue... doctor: so otherwise you're healthy? me: HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHave a seat. Do you want this chronologically? Alphabetically? Top to bottom by organ? I'll start with some of the more common conditions to get your warmed up.
via kestrel-tree Tumblr


trying to explain all my symptoms... with woman doing finger guns in front of a whiteboard filled with equations
via whatshouldwecallchronicillness Tumblr


when my chronic health issues won't go away... with a photo of michelle tanner saying 'but I was polite and I said please'
via unaverage-confessions Tumblr


throwback thursday reminds me of when I only had to take one type of medication
via @AdvocateMomma Twitter


man with a very tall stack of file folders in front of him and the caption: 'gathering all your medical records'
via @ladychariot Instagram


me: can you please make my life not hell for one day? body: *photo of man screaming into microphone*
via oldfritz Tumblr


going to the doctor as a spoonie... doctor: what hurts? me: *gestures everywhere*
via @supportforspoonies Instagram


when my multiple illnesses can't decide which one is gonna hinder me today... with a picture of a dress that's both blue and red
via whatsuprubberduck Tumblr


symptoms... symptoms everywhere...
via @uquac Instagram


trying to manage multiple physical conditions and illnesses that can worsen symptoms of each other
via @eriantoinette Twitter


when I blatantly explain being chronically ill... I'm a wreck! there are so many things wrong with me!
via creativeronica Tumblr


when I'm trying to keep all my conditions in check
via @aussieutegirl Instagram


one does not simply just have 'one' chronic illness
via @chronicspoonie1997 Instagram


finally finished writing down all my diagnoses
Originally published: March 14, 2018
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