Listen to this story being read by Charlotte Begg, here.
During your final years of high school, milestones take place, people grow up and you learn more about yourself than you ever have before.
But for me, being diagnosed with a chronic illness significantly impacted my life for five years.
And yes, I did experience many of those milestones when I was able to, but for most of the time, I was tired and in a lot of pain.
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During the past few months of COVID-19, there have been moments that have triggered memories of this time and forced me to confront my experience; how large of a role it played it my life.
This is a small glimpse into what I lived with.
It was 2014, I was 17 years old and suddenly I was tired and sore all the time.
Simple things like stacking this dishwasher, vacuuming the house or typing a late-night essay were all near-impossible tasks.