Monday, February 18, 2013

Invisible Me

All the talk recently of frustrations and anger sparked by crazy things people say to those of us living with chronic, invisible pain has gotten me thinking. Perhaps what bothers me most about having to deal with this crap from doctors, family and friends is that it makes me feel invisible.

Chronic, invisible pain may not define me but it does have a very big impact on my daily life. To dismiss it or misunderstand it to the extent that most people seem to, means that you can't really see me. With so many people (almost all) in this category it's so easy to feel just as invisible as my illnesses.

Do you ever feel this way?


  1. It's not very often that I deal with people who offer their so not needed advice. I would still like to wear a tshirt I saw to my drs. office that says: My invisible illness is more real than your imaginary medical degree.

  2. I agree, there are times when I do feel invisible. It does impact my life a lot, like you. I am blessed though because I do have such good friends that see me and one can tell when I am in more pain than normal. I have family members who dismiss my illnesses but then they dismiss me too.

    We are not invisible!