I’m Using Writing to Cope With the Emotional Rollercoaster of a Chronic Illness Diagnosis

Come with me as I sort through my emotions

Aymes Sarah
9 min readJun 28, 2020
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In my last article “This Is How It Feels to Be Young and Have a Chronic Illness,” I discussed the pitfalls of having a disease that never goes away.

For the past couple of years, I have been suffering from random excruciating pains in my body, debilitating fatigue, and a myriad of other symptoms unrelated to the Osteoarthritis I have had for five years.

I finally advocated for myself with the help of my therapist and was tested for every possible aliment before being referred to a rheumatologist.

I mentioned in that article that I had my appointment with the specialist the following day.

At that appointment, my new doctor diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia.

The past couple of days, I’ve worked on home renovations and ignored my feelings.

Now It’s time to deal with my resentment and sadness the only way I know how to: Writing.

Welcome to my journey, thank you for being here.

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Aymes Sarah

Aymes is a freelance writer, social media manager, and published author. She co-owns a site ( www.personalsafetyschool.com ) with safety guide and tips!