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I'm Taylor, a gluten-free guy with Celiac Disease, POTS, and a rare type of Adrenal Disorder. I overcame a lot during my teenage years and I'm on a journey to get the best out of my health (mentally and physically). Whether you're here for chronic illnesses or mental health; my goal is to share my story to help anyone feel happy & healthy in life. Read more...

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It's Not Laziness; It's Illnesses

March 15, 2019

Many times in my life I’ve been judged for being lazy, unmotivated, and unreliable. What people don’t know is that’s not me. What people don’t know is that I have chronic illnesses.

 

One week ago I was walking the floors of Expo West, presenting my best self to hundreds of people each day. I walked 20 miles in 3 days and did it with ease (well as easy as someone with chronic illnesses can do). 🤷‍♂️

 

This week, I am unable to walk well, unable to function, unable to work, and unable to do most tasks that normal people could do.

 

What changed in those 2 weeks? My medication. Last week I had my medication; this week I didn’t. That’s all it takes for me to feel how I did before my POTS and Adrenal Disorder diagnosis.

 

While I may always look normal on the outside, I am far from normal on the inside. I am always hard working, dedicated, selfless, and reliable WHEN my body allows it. I DON’T have control over that 100% of the time, but believe me, I sure wish I did.

 

With that being said, I’m well aware that we unfortunately live in a world full of judgement. People are quick to assume laziness over illness, but that can change.

 

The least I can do on my part is approach people with the intent of learning rather than the intent of judging in the first place. If I lead by this example, I’m hopeful that more people can start doing this too 😌

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About Me

I'm Taylor, a gluten-free guy with Celiac Disease, POTS, and a rare type of Adrenal Disorder. I overcame a lot during my teenage years and I'm on a journey to get the best out of my health (mentally and physically). Whether you're here for chronic illnesses or mental health; my goal is to share my story to help anyone feel happy & healthy in life. Read more...

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