• The Guilt of Chronic Illness - #chronicillness #guilt #mentalhealth

    The Guilt of Chronic Illness

    Since I’ve been battling daily Hemiplegic Migraine, I’ve had overwhelming feelings of guilt about loads of things. Guilt about not doing things, letting people down, not living up to expectations, not being able to join in with events, having to cancel plans at the last minute, not being able to be depended on, not being a good wife, parent, daughter, sister, friend… Sometimes the guilt feels like a storm cloud that envelops me in its clutches. Breaking free just seems like an impossibility because I don’t know how to be the new me. Before my health declined, I was outgoing, sang on the Praise team and was very active at…