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