Words With A Completely Alternative Meaning For A Chronic

 

Ibuprofen  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ A medicine used to relieve pain.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ A medicine people assume we could take to ease our pain, but really does absolutely nothing.
 
Sick day  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ A day you miss from your work due to sickness.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Every day of your life.
 
Tired  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ Needing rest or sleep.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ A constant feeling, no matter how many hours of sleep you get each night.
 
Friends  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ People you choose to spend your free time with.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ People who understand when you have to cancel plans.
 
Socialising  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ The desire by a person to be surrounded by other people.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Something you do maybe once a month, if you’re feeling up to it.
 
Plans  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ Arrangements made in advance.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Something you try to avoid making at all costs as you’ll just have to cancel them due to a bad day.
 
Invisible
What it means to the ‘unpained’ Something that can’t be seen.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Your condition which can’t be seen on the outside but feels so visible to you on the inside.
 
Battle  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ A fight between opposing sides.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Your attempt at getting out of bed everyday
 
Doctor’s Surgery  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ A place where people go to be seen by a doctor.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ A source of immense anxiety
 
Adventure  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ An unusual and exciting experience or activity.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Getting out of bed, having a shower, making breakfast, doing the washing then having a walk.
 
Medical Advice  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ Advice given by a medical professional based on past knowledge or experience.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Advice given to you by your mum’s friend’s sister which she saw when watching Loose Women
 
Guinea Pig  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ An animal, most often kept as a pet
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Something you feel like, after all the tests doctors run on you to figure out what’s wrong with you.
 
Symptoms  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ A physical or mental condition that indicate a disease or illness.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Something new that shows up every day.
 
Community  
What it means to the ‘unpained’ A group of people living in the same place.
What it means to the ‘chronic’ Fellow chronics at Affa Sair who remind you that you’re never alone.