This is one of those topics that drives me to distraction. I have blogged about it before. I bet my opinion about it shifts every five years when I do because it changes the longer I am chronically ill or my perspective changes. You are definitely not your chronic illness And you definitely are. AHhhhhhhhhh! … Continue reading You are not your chronic illness
I have invisible disabilities. And the vertigo which is somewhat visible in the sense that I use a cane... if I do Not I look rather drunk and I do not like the judgments I get from that in public. I also do not like falling, thus the cane. Anyway, disabilities on social media are … Continue reading Invisible Disability: Hidden from sight on Social Media
I have invisible illnesses and I am disabled by some of them. Yes, you can't see them. Yes, they are invisible. But I am not. I matter. My life matters. My existence matters. You can't treat me as Lesser Than just because I am disabled, if you find out I am. You can't judge how … Continue reading Invisible Disability: My illness is invisible. I am not.
Our mental and emotional well-being is just as vital as our physical well-being. So often ignored until it gets too severe to ignore. So often belittled by society as some sort of weakness they are immune to and only the weak are susceptible to. The stigma for mental illness is pervasive. When we are chronically … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: The workplace
DISABLED Well. Doesn't that word seem Heavy and filled with more Meaning than it actually has? Other people put more meaning on it that it actually has. Stigma like we are 'lazy' and 'mooching off the system' and 'just don't want to work' and 'most people on disability are just faking it' (because we make … Continue reading Chronic illness: The Disabled line
Then shut up about your pain. Maybe the only reason people are trying to help you is to get you to stop whining about it all the time.Random Social media comment by someone who is rather dickish I won't mention where the troll posted or their name. They like attention because they are weird and … Continue reading Chronic pain paradox: Talk about it? Keep quiet?