Coping Part One

Coping with a chronic illness is a challenge. This month I am doing a short series of coping blog posts. The first post is written by Charsha. Charsha is an incredible college student who has won many battles against Lupus. Despite all her body puts her though on a daily bases she remains bubbly, positive, and a delight to be around.

Charsha talks about coping with Lupus:

Living with lupus can great very scary at times especially with the unknown of whats going to happen next. I cope with lupus by talking to others who are dealing with the same thing as me. That to me is very important as they are my outlet. I also play with my cat and snuggle with her. I also cry as it releases all that I’m feeling with anger sadness for this taking away my life and frustration from setbacks. I also like to sing and watch movies. Lastly hanging out with my sister and her bf, with them i can be myself and have a good time. Thats how I cope with lupus. Its not perfect but I try to live my life even if its not normal heck we are our own normal.

Share how you cope with chronic illness in the comments and be sure to check back for part two.


Author: Victoria

Welcome, it is an honor you dropped by. I am Victoria. A twenty-something-year-old battling multiple chronic illnesses while learning how to thrive. Chronically Hopeful was designed to educate others and to provide support to those who are chronically ill. Proving encouragement to others is essential to me. I share my health on here. My major illnesses are Lupus, Hyperadrenergic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, EDS, Mast Cell, Endo, and Ulcerative Colitis. I want to share my story with you hoping you will experience support; that someone else understands your pain, struggles, and frustrations. God has chosen not to heal me but to hold me. The more intense the pain the closer his embrace”. My faith, as a Christian has sustained me through the stormy waters of the past few chapters of my life. I desire to grow closer to God and lead others closer to Him. I help lead two online women’s Bible studies. I also post devotionals. I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree through Liberty University’s online program. Despite my illnesses, I have thrived in school. I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Psi Chi the International Honor Society, and Tau Sigma Honor Society. Abby is my service dog in training. I also have three cats Gracey, Fluffy, and Sadie Rose. I am looking forward to hearing your precious story. Sending hugs, prayers, and spoons. Have an amazing day!

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