Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Living With Invisible Illness
I don't really talk about this much on my blog but after speaking to Tania (WhenTaniaTalks) at the west midlands blogger meet I feel like I need to get some things off my chest.
Throughout the last few years I have been plagued by things people can not see. I have had IBS since I was a child. I have anxiety. I have depression and now it seems I also have fibromyalgia. Anyone who has a fibro diagnosis will know that actually getting a diagnosis is a huge batlle ... however I am being treated with medication for fibro while they rule out everything else.
I have been called lazy. I have been told its my fault for getting sick. I have been told by a surgeon that I can't possibly be in pain. I have cried too many times in pain for this not to be real, and yet still I feel like I have to prove myself.
Yet, I have met some fabulous people mainly on the internet, who understand. Who dont judge and who just accept and say "I hope you get well soon"
I don't know really where I am going with this post, other than to just say this world needs a bit more compassion. I know I look normal and healthy, but sometimes I need to rest. Sometimes I need to cancel plans and sometimes I just need to sleep, but all I ask is for people to accept that.
I hope to talk more about this in the future, but for now thats it. I just needed to get it down.