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Mental Health month

One of the hardest things about getting diagnosed with a chronic illness is the effects they have on your mental health.

When I was going through the diagnosis process, my mental health was at an all time low. I couldn't explain to people what was going on with me and had to cancel a lot of plans thanks to my, at the time, unknown illness.

Then I finally got a diagnosis and the feeling of grief and sadness kicked in thanks to not being able to do what I used to be able to do the things I used to and having to give up foods and things. I still had to cancel plans, people didn't understand what I was going through. and I didn't know how to cope.

These feelings are all valid. These feelings are all normal. I have had Crohns for three years now and have been diagnosed with other things on top of it and I am here to tell you that it gets better. You may feel like absolute crap, but I promise it gets better as time goes on mentally.


I love you all lots.


Yours truly,


Kaitlyn

@trusting.my.gut

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