#InvisibleIllness Week #IIWK2016
"I believe in you" are some of the most important words a chronically ill patient could ever receive. When battling an invisible illness there are many stereotypes that are faced and overcome on a daily basis. Chronically / invisibly ill patients battle the weight of their very diagnosis, the accusing stare of an emergency physician who may question that diagnosis, the sheer pain when trying to move only to realize today is another bed day and the tasks in place now have to either be canceled or rescheduled. Possibly the struggle is in the mind with their own thoughts whether they were born with their illness or it was thrust upon them due to any number of circumstances. As we all know, the psyche can be quite the warzone and statistically speaking there are many patients who suffer from physical illnesses that also wind up with accompanying mental health diagnoses due to extreme stress placed upon the patient.*
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