Chronic illness: How we are socially noticeable

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

We wear our pain on the inside

We mask our pain We lose our pain behaviors We become invisible. We all learn to have a façade to hide the pain for various reason in various situations. Here are some http://bit.ly/2EUOYcD  We do it to function in the workplace. To make our families no worry about us. To get through the day better. … Continue reading We wear our pain on the inside

Awareness: Invisible Disabilities Week

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

Women with Invisible disabilities and work

The Working Mother research included case studies of women with such disabilities as Asperger’s and fibromyalgia. What distinguishes this group of disabled workers area, among other characteristics, the following: They tend not to report their disability to management. When they do report it, they often do not receive any accommodation. They are less satisfied on … Continue reading Women with Invisible disabilities and work

Invisible illness: Invisible no more

We can face a lot of stigma with invisible illnesses. We can be doubted. We can be minimized. But we have certain rights too and the right to enforce them. Our suffering matters. Our well-being matters. Invisible illnesses... are invisible. Therefore doubted. Could be that doctor that doubted the pain you were in, so didn't … Continue reading Invisible illness: Invisible no more