Good morning, all. Today’s post is going to be on a light note, with lots of pictures to fill it out. I’ve mentioned before that I suffer from a number of chronic illnesses, including Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Thyroid Disease, GERD. and many more. Unfortunately, they leave me in constant pain, day and night. Things have been a little rough lately, and I’m feeling pretty exhausted. So, to get back to the light note, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite hobbies: crocheting. Continue reading
Hi there! I didn’t realize this was Invisible Illness Awareness Week. I hate to totally miss the opportunity to share something with you folks, since I suffer from several “Invisible Illnesses” myself. So, at this late date and time, I present to you a post from a blog I follow: My Journey Thru M.E. I hope you find it enlightening.
- Invisible Illness Awareness Week (slingsandarrowsofoutrageousfortune.wordpress.com)
- Seeing the Unseen (slingsandarrowsofoutrageousfortune.wordpress.com)
- 30 Things About My Invisible Illness That You May Not Know (strangledthoughts.com)
- 30 little things about my invisible illness you may not know (myheartsisters.org)
- 30 Things…. (slingsandarrowsofoutrageousfortune.wordpress.com)
- Excuse me, is my ostomy bag showing? (stolencolon.com)
- Invisible Illness Week (potsierachel.wordpress.com)
- Invisible Illness: When Others Can’t See Your Pain (everydayhealth.com)
Invisible Illness Week starts on 9th September 2013.
To raise awareness of invisible illnesses everywhere, chronically ill bloggers are completing this meme designed by Lisa Copen founder of Rest Ministries and National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week: 30 things you may not know about their invisible illness.
(As an aside, is it just me who didn’t know what a meme was?! We’ll blame brain fog for that one…For anyone else out there like me who isn’t already in the know (!) a meme is: an idea that is passed from person to person within a culture (thank you Wikipedia for clearing that up for me!)
Here’s my answers to the meme: 30 things you may not know about my invisible illness.
1. The illness I live with is: ME/CFS, POTS and IBS.
2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: ME/CFS 2011, POTS 2013 and IBS 2005
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