Invisible Illnesses

Chronic pain and chronic diseases are often invisible.

I’ve experienced firsthand on a number of occasions just how cruel and intimidating people can be, when they feel they have the right to challenge my invisible illnesses. Or how clueless others can be when they come to you about their regular aches looking for support as if it compared to an incurable disease and excruciating pain that never goes away.

What they don’t get is that the bad parts, the pain, the struggles, all that stuff goes on privately. Just because you can not see it, does not mean that I am not in pain.

I choose to fight for my life. Not just to survive, but to live. That is, by far, the hardest battle.

“Keep your sense of humor. There’s enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shorts ruin a game you’re supposed to enjoy.” – Amy Alcott

Yes, some days that’s not funny but, thankfully, there are other days when all I can do is laugh or at least smile at the memory gaps, or the mess I do because I dropped something again, etc. and that helps get me through the day ahead.

We are all going to face good days and bad days. Sending you extra good thoughts if it’s a bad day!

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