Snowflake Illness

snowflake illnessChronic Illnesses are like snowflakes because like all snowflakes are so different from the other and each person’s situation with illness is different from another. You will never see two snowflakes that look exactly the same, just as you will never find two people with any illness that experience the same exact issues. There might be some similarities, but there are also some strong differences.

Personally, over the almost 18 years I have been living with MS, I have not met anyone that is dealing with the exact same issues that I do each and every day. Again, there are always some similarities, but they are never identical. I have met in person and through this blog others that are battling the MS fight who have equivalent issues to what I live with, but sometimes what they are struggling with is vastly unique to my own experiences. Even though their trials are something I may have not dealt with, I can totally relate to the hassles that are caused by illnesses!

I believe having the ability to meet others that understand what your daily struggles are in life is so helpful. This gives you the opportunity to learn from someone else, so that if you ever experience something similar you have someone to chat with that truly understands! I strongly feel that there are SO many that do not understand what anyone with an invisible illness goes through on a daily basis. Considering these illnesses are so incredibly unpredictable those living with the illness does not even know what to expect day by day, or even hour by hour. Can this be frustrating? Absolutely! But all of us, no matter what battle we are fighting are winning because of how strong we each are!

snowflakesThink about what illness you are fighting and think about those you have met with the same ailment. Now, think about if anyone has ever had the exact same struggles that you do. Can you think of anyone that is a mirror image to you? I know that I can’t! Most of the issues I deal with every day without fail is pain and some numbness problems. After chatting with numerous people, a lot of them also have the same type of issues but their pain and numbness might be in different areas of their body. We all deal with the strains of our illness so differently and with SO much strength and courage! Y’all know I believe that staying positive is one of the most important ways to beat the trials that come my way! I might have my off days where I feel completely defeated, but that state of mind does not last long because it does not help me overcome the issues at hand!

I guess we are each our own unique and beautiful snowflake just floating through our lives. We do not have to worry about melting from our troubles, we just need to continue to stay flying high above the struggles and we will win!

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today! I hope you enjoyed my thoughts for Saturday and I really look forward to reading your responses! I do promise to respond to you as quickly as I can! I can not explain how much the communications I have had with so many of you mean to me! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and doing what makes you happy! As always, I am sending you all lots of love and comfort!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

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37 thoughts on “Snowflake Illness

  1. So very true! And I agree that positivity is so important in fighting and managing our illnesses and experiences, even though we’ll have days where we feel defeated, we have to remember that we’re stronger than we realise. Great post Alyssa! 🙂
    Caz x

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful post about the uniqueness of each chronic illness. Everyone fights and works through it in different ways and what works for one person may not work for another – I try to remember this every day. Keep up the inspiring posts – I appreciate reading them.

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    • I am so glad you enjoyed this post! It is so true that what works for one may not work for another, this is why talking to others is so helpful! All of our own uniqueness characteristics is what keeps the world going around and never getting boring! We all learn from others everyday, as long as we keep an open mind!! I hope you continue to find my posts inspiring! I hope you are feeling well and having a fantastic weekend!!!

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  3. Loved this! I think more people need to be aware of this I am getting So fed up of defending my symptoms to people because they know someone with the same illness as me and they don’t have the same symptoms as me, they are able to do x,y&z their tablets work fine for them they don’t get side effects so why do you? It is so hard to explain to people that just because we are under the same illness umbrella doesn’t mean we get hit by the same raindrops!! Thank you for highlighting something i feel very passionately about!! xx

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    • You are so very welcome! It really is frustrating that people try to keep all illnesses under one umbrella, without having the sense or ability to do just a little research. No illness have the exact same issues and it does get frustrating to defend what I live with. I am so delighted and thankful that you enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for your kind words and support! I hope you are having a great and relaxing weekend! Sending you much love and comfort ♡ ♡

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    • Thank you so much! I am so happy to hear you loved this post! It gets so annoying that people just try to put all illnesses under a certain umbrella when things can be so different for each individual! I hope you have had a good weekend and were able to relax and enjoy!

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    • Thank you so much! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed my post! And thank you so much for your incredible comment!!!! It means the world to me that my words actually touch another ♡! I hope you had a great weekend and I hope you have a great Monday! Sending you love and support always ♡

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    • You are so right. snowflakes do stick together as does all of us with a chronic illness. I do agree all the experiences we deal with are unique, but there is a common understanding among all of us! No matter what the illness someone battles, we all understand the difficult times. Thank you for your comment!!!

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