We had been driving for what seemed like ages. The intention was to get home ASAP. My fever was climbing higher. I knew my illness, Behcet’s Disease, was raging out of control and I had to reach medical care.
When the body is chronically overwhelmed with adrenaline and cortisol due to constantly being in fight-flight-or-freeze (chronic trauma, stress, abuse), the immune system kicks into overload and chronic illness, particularly autoimmune dysfunction, takes hold.
Discovering Purpose Through Chronic Illness & Trauma Illnesses, particularly chronic, serious diseases, can leave you feeling broken by life. Physical ailments are overwhelming, disheartening, and isolating even with a plethora of resources at your fingertips. Studies show that even minor bouts of the common cold can cause mild depression because the immune, neurologic, and psychological systems are […]