But on the other hand, however, should I have to bare all my experiences? Do I have a responsibility to speak of all aspects of living with chronic illness? Am I doing a dis-service to the chronic illness community if I choose to keep some things to myself?
I am also a member of the “spoonie” community and feel the exact same way you do. No, you shouldn’t share everything. There is a woman on my Instagram and she is always sharing photos of herself crying, with and without makeup, hospital selfies, etc. I don't know if she’s brave or seeking attention, honestly. Either way, her posts make me cringe and I kind of wonder if she's a hypochondriac. This sounds harsh, but I feel like she has put herself out there so much it feels disingenuous.