My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Have To Be The ‘Elephant In The Room’




By Allison DeVincent in The Mighty.


Some people don’t believe I really have anything wrong with me besides the name of my diagnosis, and I kind of get it. I know I don’t look very sick most of the time. That’s because I don’t like people seeing me when I am sick. People with chronic illnesses usually don’t feel comfortable showing that side if they can help it. But can you blame us?

Usually family and friends never quite know how to handle having someone in their life when there is a diagnosis of chronic illness. When someone gets sick, the common response is “get well soon!” but what are they supposed to say when it’s obvious you won’t get better?


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