Having a chronic illness is hard enough but having kids and being sick is like fighting a battle within a battle. @loopyaspiemom shares her experience of being a chronically ill mom.
Melissa’s Story:
I was diagnosed with lupus when I was 24 I’m 40 now back then they did aggressive chemo to treat lupus I lost all my hair. My boys were 5 & 7. I remember having a wig. It wasn’t the greatest wig, hell I did not know how to wear it right. I was jumping on the trampoline when it came off…there I stood with the boys wide-eyed. I’m crying and laughing at the same time at this heap of hair on the trampoline that’s how my boys learned I was sick. This is to all the sick moms that somehow get strength each day to take care of their kids despite their illness. I remember puking in toilet as quiet as possible so the boys would not hear. This is for all the sick moms who prayed that they will be able to see that tournament or that football game. To all you moms sick right now you’re strong, you’re loved, you got this! I love you! My boys are 18 &16 now and I have had the pleasure of watching my eldest graduate high school this year. Honestly, I was so scared I may not see that day because of my illness. My boys have seen me hospitalized more times than I can count on fingers and toes, but they are strong compassionate kids and your kids will be too!!! I’m speaking to every chronically ill mom out there you are doing the best you can and that’s all you can do! I have cried myself to sleep begging the Lord above to give me strength not only to get through what my illness throws my way but to be able to handle this mom job. To all you chronically ill moms you got this and your job is a tough job, but so rewarding too!