When you feel sick, sad and lonely, it can be so valuable to connect with others who are going through a similar situation. Within the chronic illness community, you can find support from people who get you, share practical tips and learn from their experiences.
Yes, you have to be careful that you don’t fully identify with your diagnosis or get stuck in an online competition of who has it worse. But sometimes, online strangers can turn into virtual friends when you notice you have more in common than the ‘spoonie’ label.
The ladies below balance the hardship of living with chronic illness with hopeful messages and hilarious hiccups. Reading their stories can make you feel understood or put emotions into words you didn’t know how to express yourself.
So start following these 10 spoonies for your daily dose of support, inspiration and motivation!