I sooooooo can relate. Many of you probably can as well.
Posts Tagged ‘Invisible Illness’
As you can see, I did not write the piece below. I wanted to post it though, because I find it to be a brilliant description of learning to live life with a chronic illness.
Each time I read the following piece, I think about my specialists (especially Dr. Grubb and Dr. Lavallee) who are encouraging me to tame my gorilla.
This pretty much sums it up. Honestly, the first thing I thought of when I watched this, was “Welcome to my world.” Out of all the videos I have watched and things I have read, this one has rang the most true for me…And she talks about struggling with POTS as well. I love, love, love that she is working towards a marathon. Makes me wish I could hug her.
This post is not meant to offend anyone. But it is something that I constantly experience on a day to day basis. I know in my heart people mean well. And that they want to pay me a compliment. But I also feel that at times people are trying to make sense of it all when I am told, “But you don’t look sick.” “But you look so great.” “I’ve never seen you look better.” “But you look so beautiful.”