Maddy’s Blog

Comments about Chronic Illness

It’s hard to know what to say when someone tells you they are sick and not going to get better anytime soon. It’s hard to know what to do when that person is in a lot of pain day after day. This challenge leads to lots of hurtful comments, and in those moments, it’s really hard to be the person with the chronic illness.  I believe a lot of the inappropriate comments people make towards those with invisible, chronic illnesses are a result of not knowing what to say or how to help. People want to fix the situation, but…

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Isolation Takes a Toll

I could be in a room full of people, but still feel alone. I’m trapped inside my head. While I may have made it to the event, the pain is still there, and it’s the only thing on which I can focus. There are brief moments I pop into the conversation, to the people surrounding me, but as quickly as they come, they vanish. There is a barrier between me and everyone else. I don’t see what is happening in front of me, as my eyes lose focus and my gaze falls on the far wall.  Then there are times…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Maddy. Before starting a the “Two Much Lyme Podcast” with Julia, I wrote a blog all about living with Lyme disease and chronic illness called Maddy Meets Lyme. I continue to write, and will share some of my blog posts that correspond to episodes Julia and I publish.

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