18 Times ‘The Office’ Perfectly Described Life With Chronic Illness


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On days when I’m struggling with my chronic illness, depression, or both, sometimes all I can manage is curling up in bed and watching Netflix. But if my health is already bringing me down, I find it immensely helpful (and distracting) to put on one of my favorite lighthearted and funny TV shows.

Like many others, I’m sure, one of my go-to options is “The Office.” Not only are there nine whole seasons to immerse myself in, but the show makes me laugh until I cry every single time – regardless of how many times I’ve seen each episode.

So, for anyone who’s feeling about as well as Meredith after Michael hit her with his car, this one’s for you.

1. When you’re trying to keep up with all your responsibilities while battling chronic illness:

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2. When you feel your symptoms starting to flare up:

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3. When someone says you don’t “look” sick:

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4. When people try to offer…