What a Nighttime Routine Looks Like When You Have a Chronic Illness

What’s your nighttime routine like? In this humorous video from Gifted Lift, Lauren gives us a sneak peek into her nighttime routine as a person with a chronic illness.

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Having a healthy snack, enjoying life to the fullest, checking in with friends, as well as keeping up to date with current affairs all play a prominent role (although maybe not in a way her doctor would recommend!) in Lauren’s nightly routine. But through the humor, we’re sure you’ll be able to appreciate many of Lauren’s rituals, including all the medications she needs to take, having to raincheck on her friends in case she picks up any infections, worrying about what she may be missing out on and what she’d be doing if she didn’t have a chronic illness.

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  1. Ruth says:

    Yikes! As a person with MS I am extremely offended by this video. A hilarious video could be made that respects people who struggle with chronic disease. This video makes us look like lonely, unfulfilled, drunk, binge-eating messes. I have had MS for 24 years and although I can relate to needing to go to bed early, needing to limit social interactions, etc. I carefully take care of myself, that includes healthy meals, exercise, time with friends, and rest. I also believe I am a valuable contributor to society. I don’t live with my parents; I do have a career. I would never drink alcohol as the majority of my medications warn against alcohol intake.
    Please show some respect to those of us who live successfully with chronic illness!
    Dr. Ruth

    • Tim Bossie says:

      Dr Ruth, thank you for the comment on this post. It is great to hear that you are able to continue with a career and have a good social life. As a digital news publication we value the input of our readers and the way that individual posts, videos and articles make them feel. Let me first start by saying that we did not intend any type of offense from posting this video. As you may know, this is a video from a YouTube channel in which the young lady has CF and not MS. However, we thought that the humor involved in the actual routine was something that our readers – based on many comments on our social media accounts – would enjoy seeing someone else going through much the same routine as themselves. This does not mean that everyone with MS or other chronic illness is the same. Of course, there are just as many individual circumstances as their are individuals. We are not trying to paint a broad picture that everyone with MS is the same. But, at the same time, we think that there are also some similarities. Like the video suggests… taking pills, not being able to go out with friends, and worrying about this and that.

      Again, we are not trying to offend, but we also know that our site has a wide audience from young people to elderly, those with mild symptoms to severe end stage complications, people with careers and families and those who do live with their parents because of physical limitations. It is our hope that you can see that our information is for a wider audience rather than just a few.

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