WELCOME TO THE START OF
INVISIBLE ILLNESS WEEK 2015
This week is so important to the chronic illness community because many of us often have symptoms that are not easily seen.
Being chronically ill is difficult for anyone but when you have an invisible illness, there are additional challenges.
It’s not the symptoms we experience every day or the fact that we may never get better:
It’s having to convince those around you that you are actually sick.
what is an invisible illness?
An invisible illness is any condition whose symptoms are not easily seen by others, including both physical and mental disabilities. Invisible illnesses can differ substantially in severity and disability, as well as from person to person. Despite the differences between the symptoms and effects of these illnesses, those with an invisible illness do have one important thing in common: We all know what it’s like to be judged.
Before you say something, think about how you would feel if someone said it to you.
The Invisible Fight:
For those of you who have a chronic, invisible illness – I just want to let you know that I appreciate the struggles you go through that often goes unseen. Just know, you aren’t suffering in silence alone. I BELIEVE YOU.
“Trust the one
Who’s been where you are wishing all it was
Was sticks and stones
Those words cut deep but they don’t mean you’re all alone
And you’re not invisible
Hear me out,
There’s so much more to life than what you’re feeling now
Someday you’ll look back on all these days
And all this pain is gonna be invisible
(“Invisible” by Hunter Hayes)
For those without an invisible illness– Thank you for all your love and support. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you’re following along.