What the Chronic Illness and Disability Community can Teach People About Distress Tolerance

Sarah K Stricker
Invisible Illness
Published in
6 min readJun 5, 2020

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“Staying home for this long is so boring, I just can’t spend this much time at home.”
I could feel my eyes weaken and blur as I read that status update. My mind wandered back to when I first started getting sick with an autoimmune disease. At the time, I didn’t know what was wrong, beyond some vague abnormal lab results, but I was…

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Sarah K Stricker
Invisible Illness

Writing about disability, chronic illness, & mental health. MS in health communication from @NUHealthComm. Find my work in Invisible Illness & No End in Sight.