Invisible illness is very hard to deal with. Because everyon


Invisible illness is very hard to deal with. Because everyone around you thinks you're fine because you don't look sick. Dealing with a non stop headache, and sore joints all the time, after a period of time you learn how to keep quiet and just endure it. God, I hate even saying that because no one should have to be strong and silent about this all the time.

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Oct 14

Dear bilbrath,
I am so sorry for your struggles. Please accept my apology
for your being hurt. I know for me when I feel bad, which
is a lot of the time, I lose perspective. There are things
in my life that are must do for my safety and protection
and I am sorry but folks will just have to accept that. I
am not trying to be ornery or ask for special privilege, I
just can’t do certain things because of my illness. I know
people can’t see my handicaps but they are just as real,
believe me. I am trying to stay healthy as possible and
stay out of the things that make me sick. I really would
appreciate it if people would accept that and not mock,
tease or be abusive in other ways and in return, I will
try to be more sensitive to the needs and conditions of
others. We all work from our picture in our mind and I
know that I may be out of line with others just as they
are sometimes with me. But if we all try to be more aware,
live in kindness and be compassionate the world would be a
better place. I am praying for you and those who struggle
in unseen ways. I am praying for kindness and compassion
in my own life so that that I can make life easier for
others and I am praying for me to have the right words to
say when they hurt is hurled so that I can bring light
into the situation. God bless you.

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Inmylittleroom's picture

Teasing, mocking, ignoring, neglecting people who are suffering are forms of abuse.
Standing up to abusers is not easy. They may become even more offensive.
Calmly explaining when they do certain things hurts you may help but don't expect it to.
These abusers need to go to Compassionate class 101.

DearPeace's picture
Oct 14

@Inmylittleroom Great definition of Narc behavior. I agree with your Sentiments.


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