My Illness is NOT a Secret. But why should I explain it to you?

#‎invisibleillness‬ you are not alone, we all face the stigma of use the stick or not & whether to actually get the stick or not!?!

Re-blogged Chronic Blog post by

Sadly, it often, if not most always, seems to be a catch 22 😮

I remember being in my 20’s and not liking having to use a stick sometimes because of the stares and comments I used to get in the town. I got to a point where I just felt safer at home so didn’t go out anymore!
I feel the anguish in Lis’s post as I’m sure many of you will too 😮

You should have seen me when I needed a wheelchair!

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Thankyou 🙂


Updated June 2017

The Be Kind Times

invisible me

This is a photo of me… photo-shopped to make me grey and invisible, as that is how I am feeling right at this moment.  My illness is invisible, however I am not, and this seemingly gives people the right to ridicule me in public, it’s not fair and I want it to end.  Not just for me but everyone who goes through embarrassment like I did today.

I will not use my walking stick just because it provokes your compassion, I will not do anything to the detriment of my own independence, just so you can see my illness and not take the piss out of me.

You wanna know what happened?


Today, no less than 3 hours ago, I was in the Ramsgate Waitrose store very close to my home (that I traveled to, 1 stop by bus), getting a few bits for dinner this week.  I was…

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