Share About Your Life with Illness With Our "30 Things…" Meme

Last year hundreds of people participated in our “30 Things” Meme. We’d love to hear from you again (even if you filled out the 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know last year, you may have some new answers this year… it will be interesting to see which ones!).

This is a great way to blog about your invisible illness too. We may say, “no one understands!” but have we really given them the chance to? Fill this out, post it on your blog or on Facebook, etc. and then let your friends and family know. You may even be surprised to find out who you know who is living silently with his or her own invisible illness.

Be sure to link up your Meme answers to our web site at the link above in the tan bar here.

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

1. The illness I live with is:
2. I was diagnosed with it in the year:
3. But I had symptoms since:
4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is:
5. Most people assume:
6. The hardest part about mornings are:
7. My favorite medical TV show is:
8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is:
9. The hardest part about nights are:
10. Each day I take __ pills & vitamins. (No comments, please)
11. Regarding alternative treatments I:
12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose:
13. Regarding working and career:
14. People would be surprised to know:
15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been:
16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was:
17. The commercials about my illness:
18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is:
19. It was really hard to have to give up:
20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is:
21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would:
22. My illness has taught me:
23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is:
24. But I love it when people:
25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is:
26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them:
27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is:
28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was:
29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because:
30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel:


    • says

      I’m having a GIVEAWAY On blog… come by and let something good happen today! The drawing is Friday and I would love for all the IIW peeps to have a shot at it.

  1. says

    I am so happy that so many people now participate in Invisible Illness Awareness Week! This is so important because those of us who live with these illnesses have been silenced and in the darkness for too long; it is time for awareness, education, and treatments that work! We need to work every day to create awareness, all year around, and I try to do that by advocacy work with the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the psychiatric condition I have, though I also live with invisible phsyical illnesses which have been very disabling at times, such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia.

    Don’t give up, folks! Things can get better. There is treatment, and even though your illness might not have a cure, life can still be enjoyable. There can still be happiness. It is not the end of the world when you get sick. So know that you are not alone, and don’t give up.

    My post for “30 Things” is on my blog.


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