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.
This year Invisible Disability Awareness Week falls on October 18th to 24th. According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, the term invisible disability refers to symptoms such as debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, cognitive dysfunction, brain injuries, learning differences, mental health disorders, as well as hearing and visual impairments. They are not always obvious to the onlooker, … Continue reading 6 Things to know about Invisible Disability Awareness
When I was younger and I was diagnosed with this thing called fibromyalgia syndrome that no one knew a thing about let alone how to treat I thought well that is that then... I will just deal with this and that will be it. Oh, how silly I was. Illnesses get lonely. They like to … Continue reading Invisible disabilities: The comorbids
Here is the good thing about an Invisible illness: you can hide it Here is the bad thing about an Invisible Illness: you can hide it When it is good-ish to hide an invisible illness So I walk with a cane most of the time now... so people can see, hey, that person is … Continue reading Invisible illness: Hiding in plain sight
Do you tell people about your chronic illness? Why? And why not? For me, it is a matter of having an invisible disability (obviously more visible now with the cane issue). With an invisible disability, there is a lot of revealing and there is a lot of concealing. Because we can decide what level … Continue reading Do you tell people about your invisible illness?
It is odd having an invisible disability. We are expected to perform like others, but we have some major limitations. But really I feel like I am melting into invisibility. That the stagnation of being unable to function is wasting away life. Wasting away quality of life. We have an invisible disability. We are not … Continue reading Don’t melt into invisibility