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Illness: the long dark teatime of the soul

My husband and I are currently reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy out loud. He’s never read it before. Tonight this quote stood out to me – I think it sums up the chronic illness experience very well.

“I don’t want to go to heaven with a headache, I’d be all cross and wouldn’t enjoy it”


About rachelmeeks

My name is Rachel Meeks. I have endometriosis, an incurable pain condition, IBS, a digestive illness, and PCOS, which causes irregular periods and infertility. After keeping my illnesses a secret, I started to get upset about how my fellow sick people were being mistreated because of ignorance. I knew that I'd need to stand up, make some noise, wear my heart on my sleeve, and admit that I am not well to make a difference.

9 responses to “Illness: the long dark teatime of the soul

  1. Molly

    I’m reading Hitchhiker’s Guide right now, too! It’s not the first time I’ve read it, exactly, but I plan for it to be the first time I read it to completion. For whatever reason, I wasn’t feeling it when I was, oh, twelve or whatever. But now it’s hilarious…and you’re right, that’s a great quote.

    P.S. I LOVE that you and your husband read out loud together! OMG! I need to get a husband so I can do that too.

    • Holy guacamole. What are the odds we’d both be reading it at the same time?! Dude we should do a blog about it, maybe even a video! It could be one of my “Spoonie Experiment” videos, and we could both post it on our blogs – eek! I’d love to talk about something so fun with one of my most favoritest bloggers! I’m sure there’s lots to relate to chronic pain and gluten and all that jazz.

      Reading out loud is fun but slow, so you’d have to be patient with me, but seriously I’d LOVE to do this when we both finish.

      • Molly

        Awesome idea! What can I say but “yes!”? I’ve been reading slowly too, mainly because it’s my nightstand book, meaning I only get through a chapter or two max before realizing I should really be getting to sleep. But I’m planning to wrap it up over winter break and move on to the sequels. Keep me posted! πŸ™‚

  2. GP ⋅

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