The Reasons I Don’t Answer Your Phone Calls as Someone With a Chronic Illness – Yahoo! Voices

1) Holding a conversation is the most physically difficult task for me to accomplish when I am in a flare-up, and also the most energetically draining when I am well. Related: ​ Download The Mighty app to connect in real time with people who can relate to what you're going through. So, I choose to save my breakdown for a time when I can cry without words, and feel emotionally safe in the presence of someone I love. I have appointments to attend, medications to sort, forms to fill out, budgets to create, pills to order, and insurance companies to communicate with — all the while ensuring I physically rest between each task.

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