“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”- Anaïs Nin
My name is Karley and I am a 23 year old Chronic Illness Blogger who suffers from Interstitial Cystitis, Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dyfunction, Anxiety and Depression. I started blogging shortly after getting all the tests done to start the long and painful process to find out what was wrong with me, why it hurt to even walk a few feet when a few days ago I felt fine.
I have always loved to write, but I never actually thought about starting a blog online until then. Now I look back and am so glad I have a chance to share what I know and maybe, even in a small way, help someone anyway that I can.
This blog is a compilation of my writings. Some will be good, some not so great. This blog may bring tears, or it may bring happy feelings. How you see it is up to you.
A lot of work went into making this blog just the way I wanted it. But in the end it was all worth it, no question.
These are my thoughts, my feelings, my insecurities, my darkness. Don’t judge me, I am only human.
I started this blog because I know what it feels like to wonder if there is actually something wrong with you or if it’s all in your head like everyone says it is all because you look fine on the outside.
The days, weeks, months and sometimes years waiting for the test results and when you finally have a name for what is wrong with you, it feels great, but at the same time it can really be an emotional time. It’s not in your head, you finally have a diagnosis. But after the diagnosis comes all the changes that the illnesses bring when they come into your life.
I also know what it’s like to have little to no support from family and friends because you were fine one day, and not fine the next
I never ever want you to feel like you are all alone while you deal with whatever it is that you are struggling with. You can always contact me if you need someone to talk to.
One of the best things I ever did when I first got sick was to find support groups on Facebook. I have met some of the best people in support groups. Reach out, you never know whose lives will be touched by you.