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

Unseen but felt

The thing about an invisible disability is that we can hide it. Mask it. Slap on a façade and pretend. There are many reasons we wear facades. See The Façade. It is a unique feature about invisible illnesses and I do wonder if it makes us more invisible in some ways. People think 'I saw … Continue reading Unseen but felt

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