I thought of this analogy today and it seems accurate to me.
Trying to accomplish anything when living with a chronic illness is like trying to chisel away at a cinder block wall. Every day it takes a ton of effort to chip away just one tiny corner and there is someone on the other side placing another whole block.
Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the amount of time and effort it takes me to accomplish the smallest tasks. Feeling walled in by this illness.