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strength_in_struggles Silly picture, but a serious post.

Nearly every time someone hears about my illnesses, they feel bad for me. It often follows with sayings like "you are so strong", "I couldn't handle that", "you are a toughie", etc. People never seem to think of my loved ones whose lives have also been changed.

If anyone deserves praise, compassion and acknowledgement, it is my mom. I can't even imagine the hell she has gone through (and still goes through every day) watching her only child struggle so much. She has witnessed my mind, body and world fall apart and there isn't a thing she could or can do to stop it. No parent wants to feel helpless when it comes to their child.

She has made unbelievable sacrifices for me. I went from being able to do everything for myself to needing 24/7 care, just like a baby. Instead of me making life easier for her, she is always taking care of me. She never complains about it. She does it all out of love, but I know it has to be exhausting.

She takes me to every appointment. She makes most of my phone calls. She gives me my medication. She gets hurt trying to stop me from getting injured. Some days she fights harder for me than I do. She never lets me give up.

She has been amazing through all of this and no one seems to see just how much she does. I do and I thank her every day. Illnesses affect a lot more people than just the ones with the diagnosis. The loved ones turned care takers deserve respect, too.
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chey_mcree What do you do at 5:30am when you can't sleep because the intestines you do have left want to kill you? You watch Disney channel movies! #yesimanerd #ulcerativecolitis #postopactivities #thiscolostomyhatesmyguts 1h

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ussjadestar Why am I awake at 5:53am?turned out me and callum had been on the phone all night and I woke up when he ended the call and now I can't get back to sleep😴I'm actually knackered too! Eurgh. Woke up with horrendously achey joints though, when I went to sleep they were twitching but now it's just pure unadulterated acheshopefully seeing Callum at the hospital today anyway #joints#jointpains#arthritis#chronicillness#ibd#inflammatoryboweldisease#ulcerativecolitis#Colitis#crohnsdisease#crohns#ibs#irritablebowelsyndrome#legs#feet#Ostomate#nocolonstillrollin#spoonie#spoontheory#myspoonielife 7h

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