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Top Ten Ways Living with a Chronic Illness is Like Training for the Olympics

An excellent comparison between training for the Olympics and living with a chronic illness. Thank you.

Undiagnosed Warrior

As a patient who has not only been diagnosed with multiple rare forms of chronic illness and as a former athlete that competed on the national level in swimming,  I feel that I offer a unique perspective as to how some aspects of day-to-day life are quite similar between the polar opposites of having a chronic illness and training to compete in the Olympics. Here are some of the

Top 10 Ways That Living with a Chronic Illness

is Like Training for the Olympics:

10. You’re friends and family don’t understand why you never hang out with them. 

Obviously, training for the Olympics requires a great deal of  time and dedication. In an effort to become one of the top athletes in the country,  sacrifices have to be made and one of the first things to go is generally your social life. Spending months at a time at training camps…

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2 responses to “Top Ten Ways Living with a Chronic Illness is Like Training for the Olympics

  1. Too true!! A wonderful comparison ! For me; feels like the pain you feel the day after your hardest work out ever in your life; that feeling each & every day! I just have to keep moving, even in my “lead suit” !! “I will NEVER surrender !!”

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