Spoonie Secrets: Issue #14

A safe space for people with chronic illness where they can share deepest and darkest secrets anonymously.

Mary Gutierrez
May 28 · 2 min read

For more details on how this works and the story behind it, please click here.


1. I’m young, I thought I had a long life ahead for me, but now I’m not so sure…


2. It’s weird, on one hand, I want to live my life and accomplish things. But on the other hand, I just want to give up and die. I’m so tired of being tired.


3. I fear that I’ll never be able to accomplish my ambitions.


4. I’ve stopped telling my parents and doctor everything. I feel as if I have no freedom and privacy. I don’t take my medicine and I’ve stopped telling them my symptoms. If anyone asks I just say I’m fine. I’m so fed up! Would just one day feeling normal be too much to ask for?


5. Is it too much for you to Google what I have? To try and understand my struggle.


6. I’m scared to travel because of my condition. I really hope to overcome this fear.


7. I know I shouldn’t compare myself with others but sometimes when I see the accomplishments of other women, I catch myself saying “I could do that, too, if only I were physically stronger.”


Your Turn

Which confession resonates with you the most?

Do you have a chronic illness? What is your deepest secret? If you’re ready to share, send it (anonymously) here.

Did you miss the previous issues? Read them here.


Save it for later. Pin it to your Chronic Illness or Quotes Pinterest board.

Mary Gutierrez

Written by

I help women with chronic illness to shine and thrive. https://healthyeatingexperts.com

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade