"30 Things Meme" – 30 Things About My Chronic Illness

30 things meme

Last year hundreds of people participated in our “30 Things Meme.” We’d love to hear from you again (A new year may bring new answer, so even if you filled this out last year, we would love to see your answers this year, as well! ).

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?

Copy the 30 things meme below, fill it 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.

And don’t forget to let us know about it! Fill out the form below (scroll down past the meme) with name of your blog and where the meme is posted so we can come read it!

Thank you for participating and spreading the word.

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know – 30 Things Meme

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:


  1. says

    I posted mine as a note on my Facebook page, as I don’t have a website. I’m a little afraid, but I believe being brave helps us in the long run. We’ll see what (if any) reaction or comments I receive.

  2. says

    This is the first year I’ve been involved in any kind of awareness effort, and I’ve found that I really enjoy it because it makes me feel good about myself. I’m glad I found this site, so I answered the 30 on my blog at http://wp.me/p1HRJU-23 Thank you!

  3. says

    Hi all, I’ve written my blogpost about IIAW and my invisible illness HMS in Dutch, since i’m Dutch ha ha ;-)

    BUT, I’ve written the meme in English in order to share it here with you guys. URL is http://leefbewustgezond.nl/iamjustone/ And if you scroll down you’ll find the 30 things meme all written in english.

    Love, Claire

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  1. […] We often feel very self-conscious about who we complain to and how much we say to our healthy friends. And yet, our lives are so very, very different than they were before  illness entered our life. You can see a smidgen of just how different by reading a few of the memes here on 30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness. […]

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