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
People do notice things about those of us with chronic illness but they may not know it is because of chronic illness. Maybe they think we are socially awkward, nervous, or extremely absent-minded. Or they may know we have a chronic illness and not attribute these traits to it. But most of all these things … Continue reading Chronic illness: How we are socially noticeable
I have attained a certain level of acceptance. Acceptance I will always have pain. Acceptance that I deserve a life with it. Acceptance that life must be balanced, limited and paced. That I must take care of myself and do my self-care on bad days. And that I should always strive for more improvement. I … Continue reading What impedes my acceptance
Every one of my illnesses is invisible. From hypothyroidism to chronic pain. Even migraines, because they are chronic, are invisible. Less invisible when they are episodic because you Do Not function with them normally. But you have to when they are chronic, so, they are invisible. Either way, looking at someone you cannot tell they … Continue reading Awareness: Invisible Disabilities Week