Chronic illness and chronic pain: the nightmare I never quite wake from.

How a simple Chlamydia infection totally upended my life.

This month marks 3 years since a supposedly trivial infection upended my life. I have never spoken about it publicly. I’ve never posted about it on social media. I don’t want anyone’s pity, and I don’t want to complain. But having spent much of this week on the verge of tears in pain, and realising I was now entering my fourth year of this lonely personal hell, I’ve had cause to reflect on my silence and have…