"...but you don't look sick."I hear this & other ignorant statements directed at me all the time. I have been struggling with a difficult chronic pain issue for about 17 months (diagnosed), and it has changed my life. It has brought severe emotional, physical, mental challenges that I am still navigating through.... I never "have enough spoons" (read the article, you will understand...) and I always feel defeated.
of feeling like I am just a useless obligation, existing in their lives with only negative, and other hard to say thoughts... driving me down further into my depressed state.
I ask of you who don't k ow how to act around those in your live with chronic pain or illness to READ THIS article & stop saying hurtful things, even if you meant no offense....
you have no idea the daily struggle my life now is.
night and day.
there is NO escaping it.
Take the time to understand & care compassionately. Just because you can't see it like a broken leg sticking out at you, doesn't mean I am not suffering constantly, while trying to "look normal".
I wish I were back to normal, most have no idea.. this offers quick insight..