You Don’t Look Sick: ‘People Think I’m Too Young To Be Disabled’

Frustration Chronic Illness



By Laura Abernethy in The Metro.

‘But you don’t look sick’ is something that people with chronic illnesses often hear. Others judge them based on their idea of what disability looks like. Our series speaks to a different person each week about their experiences of living with a long term condition and how other people treat them. Colette Morgan, 29, from Nottingham, has coeliac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and most recently, was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. Living with chronic illness has also contributed to Colette developing anxiety and depression. Although she has experienced chronic illness she was diagnosed with CFS/ME as a teenager, her health had improved until surgery on her right ankle in February 2018 triggered CRPS.


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