Chronic Illness Changes Your Relationship with Death

Then Everything Changed

When you’re chronically ill you have an intimate understanding of how fragile the human body is because you live with it every minute of every day.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve been sick for months or years, you’ve lost your health and with it has gone the carefree days of never considering your body in your day to day life. In fact, your life is quite the opposite, your body makes all your decisions for you, whether you get out of bed, whether you eat, whether you work, or even see friends and family.  This hyper-awareness of just how vital and easily lost health can be; makes the thin line between life and death something we know as well as our own name.


For most healthy people death lives in another country.  It’s far away, a foreign concept that they only really think about on the rare occasion that it…

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