Having an Invisible Illness
Just because you cant see someone’s else illness doesn’t lessen the how sick they are, or how much pain they are in.
When my symptoms are at there worst and I am feeling horrible, I sometimes forget that most of the time my illness isn’t noticeable. I feel horrible so isn’t it noticeable how sick I am? How much pain I am in? How terrible I am feeling?
Usually when I tell people how sick I have been they are usually shocked because ‘I don’t look sick.’
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevelt
Sometimes, I get afraid it has defined me, that sense of grief, loss and illness. But actually, it is about allowing myself to take hold and say: ‘This is part of who I am, but not only who I am.’ Sam Taylor-Wood
You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
E. O. Wilson