With my chronic illness, I am not stuck in bed all day – but I am much more limited in what I can do. In this way, I am kind of stuck in between “sick” and “healthy” as we normally think of them, not really belonging to either.

Stuck in the middle, I am constantly having to make conscious decisions on things that are generally automatic when you are (acutely) “sick” or “healthy”. The four main balancing acts I have to manage on a daily basis are: