I had emergency gall bladder surgery four weeks ago. That really sapped my strength and I turned my energy towards a healthy and positive recovery. It was a powerful observation of how easily anyone’s life can be affected by medical trauma! I am using this experience as a gift. Life can end at any moment. I chose to keep pushing forward, perhaps at a slower pace than those without chronic pain, creating a blog for those looking for companionship, answers, and living life with as much wellness as they can.
I haven’t had a working computer for two months now. I will have a new one very soon and will begin blogging daily ( as I did before) and complete my “Path to Understanding Pain, While Living With Hope” education, advocacy, and personal planning online, but personal, business. During the lull, I hope you find this post from a fellow invisable illness Peer enlightening.
Invisible illnesses can indeed be more dangerous than visible ones. This recent article posted on the Huff Post, articulates how an increased risk of suicide, judgement and prejudice from others and finally, a lack of research funding, puts those of us with invisible illnesses in danger.
Read the full article here: 3 Reasons Why An Invisible Illness Is More Dangerous
Not to compare illness, because all illness sucks, but sometimes it appears we are at a disadvantage on many levels, especially considering how many of us there are.
“And many invisible illnesses thwart our efforts to advocate for better because our energies are sapped by our daily existence. We are struggling just to function, never mind march with megaphones.”
Awareness is the key to solving each of those three issues. Sharing your story with others and fighting back against the preconceived notions with informative facts, will help us move forward…
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