This is what living with an invisible illness looks like. I’m fit, and look healthy, but honestly I’m not feeling well. I’m really fatigued, but you couldn’t tell if I hadn’t told you. Many of us who have an invisible illness, look like me. We are working moms, or even unemployed moms. Whose appearance on the outside may look normal, but inside we are actually in pain.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
We have become so use of hiding the pain, that we don’t want to seem like one who is giving excuses. Do you know how frustrating it is when someone tells you, “you don’t look sick?” I am totally aware that I don’t look sick, but if you took my blood pressure… it would tell you otherwise. I’m use to my blood pressure being high, because I do have anxiety, and I’m fit for my age. Don’t worry, I go to my doctor every six months for a checkup.
I work closely with my medical doctor, so she can understand more about my Chiari Malformation T1, and my Chronic Itp, which goes hand in hand. My blood levels when my platelet lowers, shows the signs of leukemia. My oncologist, told me that it could come up at any time. So I took that as a second chance to change my lifestyle. I started getting fit and my health back into check.
It’s true that fitness and a healthy diet, does help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. By living this way, does not make my autoimmune diseases disappear. It allows me to have fewer inflammation days. Better updates on my medical labs, and even though I have the occasional bad day. They aren’t anything like they were. I’m not a prisoner of my illness, I’m a survivor.