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When you live with chronic pain or any chronic illness, flare-ups (unfortunately) are inevitable. It can be really challenging to feel uplifted or inspired when your symptoms are at their worst. So I’ve put together this list of 15 chronic illness quotes to provide you with some comfort on your toughest days.
When you find yourself in the middle of a flare up and in need of some inspiration, you can refer to these quotes.
Here are 15 chronic illness quotes to get you through those tough days.
My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.”Bob Moore
Feelings are something you have; not something you are.”Shannon L. Alder
She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.”Nikki Rowe
Surrender is an incredibly difficult topic in light of chronic illness, because loss is often continued and sustained.”Cindee Snider Re, Finding Purpose: Rediscovering Meaning in a Life with Chronic Illness
Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.”Frances Ryan
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”Napoleon Bonaparte
Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”Audre Lorde
You can do this, and if you can’t do it today, you’ll do it tomorrow. You are not a failure.”Alisha Rai, Wrong to Need You
Don’t aim for perfection. Aim for ‘better than yesterday’.”Izey Victoria Odiase, 99 Quotes and Affirmations For Self-Love & Personal Development.
Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”George Orwell, 1984
It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.”Thich Nhat Hanh
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”Christopher Reeve
Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”Drew Barrymore
I hope these chronic illness quotes brought you some comfort and inspiration. If you’re in the midst of a flare-up, I hope you feel better soon.
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